Fri, Jul 20, 2007 - Page 3 News List

Hou doctored testimony: Ma's lawyer

DISCREPANCY Prosecutor Hou Kuan-jen said that a deposition was not written in a Q&A format and comparing the recording and the transcript would not be accurate

By Rich Chang and Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  STAFF REPORTERS

"If the person questioned disagreed with the deposition, he could ask the prosecutor to make changes. Only when the person questioned found the deposition to be fine would he sign it. How could a deposition be fabricated?" he said.

DPP Legislator Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said that the accusation against Hou reflected Ma and his lawyers' concern that they might lose the case.

"They therefore came up with this tactic to interfere with the courts review of the case," Hsu said.

Additional reporting by CNA

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