The owner of a pharmaceutical company was listed as a suspect and barred from leaving the country early yesterday after being questioned by investigators in connection with the controversy over President Chen Shui-bian's (陳水扁) use of a special "state affairs fund."
Lee Pi-chun (
Opposition politicians have charged that the president used "fake invoices" to claim his "state affairs" expenses after the National Audit Office found irregularities in Presidential Office accounts.
Lee also admitted that some of the invoices she handed out belonged to her cousin Ligi Lee (
Lee Pi-chun denied that she had ever given the controversial invoices directly to first lady Wu Shu-jen (
Taiwan High Court prosecutors will summon accounting department staff from the Presidential Office and other witnesses as they continue their investigations into alleged irregularities in connection with the "state affairs fund."