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Hsinchu County Magistrate Yang Wenke is suspected of being involved in a corruption case and the county government is looking for him: Cooperating with the investigation is absolutely illegal

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Hsinchu County Magistrate Yang Wenke is suspected of being involved in a corruption case and the county government is looking for him: Cooperating with the investigation is absolutely illegal

Taiwan’s Hsinchu District Prosecutor’s Office yesterday approached the Hsinchu County government to search county magistrate Yang Wenke’s office and other locations. It is rumored that it is related to the Jianjian Fengcai 520 that caused the Zhubei sinkhole incident. Yang Wenke was also brought back to cooperate in the investigation. Now they have been asked to come back. According to people familiar with the matter, Yang Wenke was released on 500,000 yuan bail pending investigation, but the Hsinchu District Prosecutor’s Office said it was inconvenient to provide explanations. The Hsinchu County government stressed that Yang Wenke respects and cooperates fully with the judicial investigation and has committed no wrongdoing. The investigation is still ongoing.

The Hsinchu District Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that this investigation was indeed conducted, but the case is still under investigation. Because the investigation is not public, details cannot be disclosed. As for the purpose of this search, since the entire matter is under investigation, it cannot be further explained to the outside world.

The Hsinchu County Government reported that County Magistrate Yang Wenke and the county government team administered everything in accordance with the law and handled the cases impartially. County Magistrate Yang Wenke respects and fully cooperates with the judicial investigation, stressing that there is absolutely no illegality involved. The investigation is still under investigation. We look forward to clarifying the facts and restoring his innocence through fair and rigorous judicial processes.

In September last year, the Hsinchu District Prosecutor’s Office went to the office of Jiang Lianguan, the former head of the Hsinchu County Public Works Department, with a search ticket issued by the court. Jiang Lianguan was investigated for allegedly accepting bribes from a builder. Millions of dollars were found in cash in the drainage pipes of his home. The court later ruled that he should be detained without permission. In December last year, the Hsinchu District Court ordered his release on NT$300,000 bail.

Since Jiang Liangyuan was released from detention, the Hsinchu County Government also appointed Jiang Liangyuan to serve as an ordinary secretary. The Hsinchu County Personnel Office also said that according to the Civil Servant Punishment Law, detained civil servants will be suspended from duty, but they can apply for reinstatement within three months after being released on bail. Because Jiang Liangyuan had been released on bail pending the summons, he also applied for reinstatement. The Human Resources Department also issued a reinstatement order and adjusted his duties. Jiang Lianguan was transferred as a brief secretary on February 1, and his job content is to work on projects or review manuscripts.

It is understood that Fengcai Construction’s construction project in Hubei, Fengcai 520, became a subject of public concern due to the formation of a sinkhole. At that time, County Magistrate Yang Wenke ordered a thorough investigation and referred the case to the Hsinchu District Prosecutors. Office for investigation as per public danger crime letter. The first wave of prosecutors conducted interviews and investigations on the industry, and the second wave focused on public agencies to investigate whether there were any cases of fraud. During investigation, it was revealed that the Public Works Department was suspected of taking bribes for issuing licenses and construction licenses.

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