Taiwan's chief prosecutor jailed over information leak

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-3-21 23:18:56

Huang Shyh-ming, Taiwan's chief prosecutor, was sentenced on Friday to fourteen months in prison for leaking information on a case involving the island's chief legislator.

Prosecutors said Huang briefed Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou twice last year during an investigation into illegal lobbying. Chief legislator Wang Jin-pyng was accused of lobbying to prevent prosecutors from appealing a not guilty verdict against Ker Chien-ming, a lawmaker from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party.

Prosecutors filed charges involving leaking classified information against Huang last November, making him the island's first chief prosecutor to stand criminal trial.

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