The Control Yuan on Friday impeached a former prosecutor for allegedly demanding bribes and referred the case to the Public Functionary Disciplinary Sanction Commission for deliberation.
Ching Tien-po (井天博), a former prosecutor at the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors’ Office, was charged by Control Yuan members Huang Wu-tzu (黃武次) and Yang Mei-ling (楊美鈴) with having been involved in a string of irregularities.
The proposal tabled by Huang and Yang to impeach Ching was approved at a Control Yuan meeting by a vote of nine to zero.
The Control Yuan found that Ching decided not to indict Sun Ya-hui (孫雅慧), a Malaysian-Taiwanese, who was being prosecuted by Ching for allegedly importing illegal diet pills into Taiwan and that Ching helped Sun with a statement in which he claimed his innocence in return for a share in a tin mine business in Malaysia owned by Sun’s family.
Ching was also charged with abuse of power and Control Yuan members said he had requested the arrival and departure records of individuals unrelated to cases he was working on and he then leaked that information to third parties.
The Control Yuan members said that Ching frequently visited entertainment venues providing female escort services and that his misconduct had damaged the image of prosecutors.