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Man files suit against CIB for listing him as a suspect

By Rich Chang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Chen Kuo-liang (陳國樑), a Tai-wanese citizen residing in the US, has sued Taiwanese police for naming him as a suspect in a bomb threat on Taipei Railway Station and the Presidential Office last month, reports said yesterday.

According to the Central News Agency (CNA), Chen and his lawyer, Jeffrey Wang (王振邦), yesterday held a press conference in Los Angeles to announce that they had filed a lawsuit against Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) at the US California Northern District Court on Sept. 27.

Wang said his clent had sued the CIB in order to uncover the truth and clear Chen's name, CNA said.

Chen, 38, added that the CIB released his name before they had thoroughly investigated the mat-ter, and had thereby seriously affected his life and business.

The CIB identified Chen as a suspect in the threatened bombing of the Taipei Railway Station and the Presidential Office building on Sept. 1.

The CIB yesterday said in a press statement that they had evidence indicating Chen was a suspect, and had therefore sent its evidence to Taipei prosecutors for investigation.

Taipei prosecutors last week placed Chen on the nation's wanted list.

Police said that Chen, born in Taipei, went to the US in 1993 and was granted a green card in 2003.

He currently lives in Union City, California, where he runs an advertising and real estate business, the CIB said.

Threatening messages were posted on a message board on the Yahoo Web site in August. Police said they subsequently identified Chen through his online ID.

Police said the messages were posted using the Internet Protocol addresses at Chen's home and his office in Union City.

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