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Taiwan Quick Take: Agents probe vote-buying

More than 20 people in Kaohsiung County were questioned by agents from the Bureau of Investigation's Kaohsiung branch yesterday over vote-buying ahead of nationwide elections for village and township chiefs and representatives on June 10. The suspects, including Huang Shih-tzeh (黃世澤), a candidate in the elections for Linyuan Township (林園), and Su Fu-lung (蘇福龍), a hopeful in the township chief election for Hunei Township(湖內), as well as a dozen aides to each, were interrogated by investigation agents after their offices and residences were searched by Kaohsiung prosecutors and police. According to the investigators, who were acting on tipoffs, police found gift bags of red wine, coffee, tea and dried fish, as well as alleged account books, relevant documents and suspected vote-buying lists in Huang's house and those of his aides.

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