Taiwan's court: Ex-leader did not embezzle fund

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Posted: Apr 28, 2011 3:47 AM
Taiwan's court: Ex-leader did not embezzle fund

Taiwan's Supreme Court has found former President Chen Shui-bian not guilty of embezzling $330,000 from a special diplomatic fund.

Thursday's decision upheld the ruling of two lower courts. There is no further appeal.

Prosecutors had alleged that Chen pocketed the money reserved for foreign trips for personal use.

Chen served as Taiwan's president from 2000-2008. He is now serving a 17-year sentence for accepting bribes in connection with a land deal.