Judge indicted for ethics
A Supreme Administrative Court judge was dismissed for failing to recuse himself in a case in which a company owned by one of his business acquaintances was the plaintiff in a contract dispute against the government.
Control Yuan said its members voted nine to two on September 14 to remove Judge Cheng Shiao-kang (éå°åº·), who presided over the case brought by the man’s I-Hwa Industrial Co. Wong Maw-jang (ç¿ è é¾) business in 2008..
In a statement, Control Yuan said Cheng should have withdrawn from the trial because he dated Wong and accepted gifts from him before the company filed a lawsuit in response to the charge of breaking up. ‘a government contract.
Cheng and Wong’s relationship was uncovered during a Yuan judicial inquiry into corruption allegations against Shih Mu-chin (ç³ æ¨ æ¬½), a former head of what is now the Disciplinary Tribunal, and into the relationship of Shih with Wong, according to the statement.
Investigators learned that Cheng had dinner with Wong at least three times before the judge was assigned to the I-Hwa case, and that he had accepted four shirts as gifts, Control Yuan said.
Following the Yuan’s judicial investigation into Shih, findings on Cheng’s involvement with Wong were provided to the government watchdog in April, the statement said.
The impeachment case will then be referred to the Disciplinary Tribunal, which began in June to hear the Shih trial.
Under Taiwanese law, Cheng cannot apply for his retirement until his dismissal case is heard by the Disciplinary Tribunal, which could decide to either issue him a warning or fire him if it turns out that he is. he broke the rules of conduct.
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