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World Briefing / Taiwan

Former first lady makes confession

February 11, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Taiwan's former first lady admitted laundering $2.2 million and forging documents.

Wu Shu-chen told a three-judge panel that she sent abroad $2.2 million she received from a contractor in connection with a government construction project and that she forged documents related to a special presidential fund.

But she did not confess to charges of embezzling money or charges of taking bribes.

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