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Three former police chiefs impeached for corruption

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  STAFF REPORTER

The Control Yuan yesterday impeached three former chief police officers from Taipei County and Chiayi City over corruption allegations.

Members of the Control Yuan said that they would also look into the supervision of the police stations where they worked.

Control Yuan members Ger Yeong-kuang (葛永光) and Li Fuldien (李復甸) said the watchdog agency would send a document to the National Policy Agency, demanding it investigate the police stations involved for administrative negligence.

The three officers impeached were Tsai Jung-yuan (蔡榮源), the former chief of Sanchong Police Precinct, Taipei County, Tsai Yi-feng (蔡一峰), the former chief of Sansia Police Precinct, Taipei County, and Yang Wen-yi (楊文益), the former chief of Chiayi City Police Bureau.

Tsai Jung-yuan and six of his subordinates were charged by the Control Yuan with accepting bribes of NT$13.11 million (US$400,000) from an illegal casino, with Tsai Jung-yuan taking NT$770,000 between February 2005 and June 2006.

The Control Yuan charged Tsai Yi-feng with failing to fulfill his administrative duty to oversee the conduct of his 22 subordinates from April 2007 through last May.

Tsai Yi-feng’s 22 subordinates were convicted for accepting bribes from two companies, KTV shops, gravel-digging businesses, garbage recycling businesses and gambling establishments, the Control Yuan said.

Yang was impeached to take administrative responsibility for the irregularities involving nine of his subordinates during his term as the chief from August 2004 to January 2006.

The list of transgressions included divulging secret information related to a clampdown on illegal bars to the media and owners of the shops, engaging in gambling at illegal casinos, frequenting taverns with escorts and attempting to have sexual intercourse with an escort girl.

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