Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Gao Jyh-peng's (
Yao is alleged to have accepted a NT$10 million (US$303,030) bribe from Dong Feng Ge (
The land in question is located on Taichung City's Tungying Second Street and is about 1,600 ping (5,289m2) in area.
Dong Feng Ge had planned to build a hotel on the land, whic prosecutors said is worth NT$160 million (US$5 million).
NT$2 million bribe
Nantou prosecutors, who have been monitoring Yao's cellphone conversations, say they believe he has already pocketed a bribe of NT$2 million.
Nantou District Prosecutors' Office Spokesman Wu Tso-yan (吳祚延) said Yao had claimed sole responsibility for any crimes committed, but they suspected he may be trying to protect someone.
Late yesterday, prosecutors said they would investigate whether anyone else had been involved in accepting bribes from Dong Feng Ge.
In related news, DPP Legislator Lin Yun-sheng (
Lin told a press conference several media outlets reported the innacurate story on Wednesday, but that CTI TV had ran it first. His name and the names of his family's members were mentioned in the story, he said.
Lin said the report had caused serious damage to his reputation and the reputations of his family members.
The report surfaced around the time Nantou prosecutors were searching Yao's office.
Ping Hsiu-lin (