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Taipei court acquits ex-leader Chen Shui-bian

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-11-06 14:43
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Taipei court acquits ex-leader Chen Shui-bian
In this November 2008 file photo, former Taiwan leader Chen Shui-bian gestures in handcuffs while leaving local prosecutors' office. A Taipei court in its ruling Friday has acquitted Chen of charges that he took bribes from two bankers, the Asociated Press reported on Saturday. Chen has been in custody since December 30, 2008 and was condemned life in jail last year for embezzling state funds, accepting bribes and money laundering. The term has later been commuted to 20 years in prison. [Photo/chinanews.com]