Twenty-five officials from the Keelung Customs Office were indicted yesterday on suspicion of accepting more than NT$33 million (US$1 million) in bribes. Prosecutors said the defendants helped a number of companies falsify paperwork for exported goods, listing lower prices to evade taxes. They estimate the companies involved avoided more than NT$1 billion in taxes. Prosecutors added that the customs officials not only took bribes, but were also often taken to hostess bars by the companies.
Thu, Aug 10, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Customs officials caught
STAFF WRITER WITH AGENCIES
This story has been viewed 2182 times.
Listing from 2014-07-23 to 2014-07-30
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1BSkyB to buy Europe pay-TV firm
2Competition catching up to tablet market leaders
3Isner reaches fourth Atlanta final
4Plane crash on Penghu kills dozens
5US stocks mixed after uneven earnings