A large team of special agents from the Bureau of Investigation raided the headquarters of Rebar Asia-Pacific Group (
Taipei District Prosecutors Office Spokesman Lin Jinn-tsun (林錦村) said that four prosecutors and more than 150 special agents were assigned to qquestion personnel involved in the case.
After receiving warrants, the investigators raided offices and residences in Taipei City and Taipei and Ilan counties. The raids began at 9am, and were ongoing at press time last night.
At the Rebar Group's headquarters on Zhongxiao E Road in Taipei, Prosecutor Lu Hsiao-yun (盧筱筠) led a group of special agents during the raid and questioned Wang Lin-chiao, group owner Wang You-theng's (王又曾) seventh child. After a short interrogation, Wang Lin-chiao left with a small group of agents, but he returned to his headquarters at around 3pm.
He later told reporters that he had guided the special agents in a raid on his residence.
"I was simply cooperating with them [the agents]. At this time, I feel awkward about the relationship and feelings between me and my father," Wang Lin-chiao said.
Wang Lin-chiao told reporters that, whatever happened, Wang You-theng was still his father, although he felt bad that what his father had done may not be acceptable. It was difficult for him to face the public and explain his relationship with his father, he said.
In addition to Wang Lin-chiao, Lu questioned Wang You-theng's father-in-law, as prosecutors believed that Wang You-theng used his father-in-law's name to open accounts used for money laundering.
The Rebar Group scandal seriously impacted on at least five of its publicly traded affiliates, including China Rebar (
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