Run­away sus­pect in fraud probe repa­tri­ated: CIB

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A run­away sus­pect who was charged with fraud was ex­tra­dited back to Tai­wan on June 18 af­ter spend­ing nine years on the run in Viet­nam, the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Bureau (CIB, ) has an­nounced.

The sus­pect sur­named Chan ( ) was charged with fraud by the Taipei Dis­trict Pros­e­cu­tors Of­fice for al­legedly us­ing stolen checks to de­fraud over NT$14 mil­lion in 2006.

In an at­tempt to avoid pos­si­ble prison time, Chan se­cretly left Tai­wan for Viet­nam on April 23, 2006.

He was put on the wanted list by the Taipei Dis­trict Pros­e­cu­tors Of­fice on Nov. 30, 2006.

The CIB re­cently re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that Chan was hid­ing in Binh Duong province, Viet­nam. It then in­formed the Viet­namese author­i­ties be­fore they ar­rested Chan in Novem­ber 2014. Dur­ing his de­ten­tion in Viet­nam, Chan sev­eral times tried to bribe lo­cal author­i­ties in an at­tempt to avoid be­ing sent back to Tai­wan for trial.

Over the past six months, the CIB had been call­ing on Viet­namese author­i­ties to ex­tra­dite the sus­pect back to Tai­wan.

In ac­cor­dance with the Tai­wan- Viet­nam Joint Fight against Crime and Mu­tual Le­gal As­sis­tance Agree­ment, Chan was fi­nally de­ported back to Tai­wan on June 18, the CIB said.

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