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Prosecutors Indict TAPM GM Wu Yin-ning|北检传唤查图利 吴音宁:绝无不法

2018-06-13 00:00:00

The General Manager of Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing company Wu Yin-ning has been accused of giving away end-of-season produce purchased with company funds to designated groups. She has also been accused of using the company's marketing budget to buy gifts of hard liquor for Democratic Progressive Party officials in Taipei. On June 13, she was indicted by the Taipei District Prosecutors Office and subpoenaed. Wu says all the purchases were above board and she will cooperate with the investigation fully. A smiling Wu Yin-ning arrives at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office after being indicted and subpoenaed. The head of Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co. stands accused of using company funds to purchase over 9 tons of produce and giving away 7 tons of it to Xizhou Township, where her cousin is the township chief. She also allegedly used TAPM funds to buy 60-plus bottles of liquor, valued at NT$3,000 to NT$4,000 each, as gifts for Democratic Progressive Party officials in Taipei. All of our relevant operating procedures comply with company guidelines. Absolutely nothing illegal has happened. We will cooperate with the Taipei District Prosecutors Office's investigation. I am sure the truth will be restored very soon. From long market holidays to high-priced interns, Wu's tenure as TAPM general manager has never lacked controversy. Prosecutors have also subpoenaed TAPM chief secretary Lu Quan-li as a witness and are expected to subpoena former TAPM general manager Han Kuo-yu as well. Many people find it strange. Why has this one case dragged on for so long? A year and a half later, a new inquiry is taking place. So, it's as Chief Commissioner Li just said: Does this have everything to do with how close public opinion poll results are? Han was accused of paying high prices for low-cost fruit gift boxes from designated retailers last year. Prosecutors want to question him to get clarification on TAPM's purchasing process.