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Ex-leader held on fraud charges

November 12, 2008|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

A Taiwanese court ordered the detention of former President Chen Shui-bian on corruption charges, marking an ignominious fall for the man who incensed China and roiled the U.S. with his contentious pro-independence policies.

The court sent Chen to Tucheng Jail, the suburban Taipei facility where as a dissident leader 21 years ago he served eight months for defaming an official of the ruling Nationalist Party during the waning days of Taiwan's martial law regime.

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