“The court found Ma guilty of leaking of confidential information in a case under judicial investigation. Therefore the justice system is working in earnest to investigate criminal actions by the [former] president,” Ker said. “I believe that Ma is afraid of prosecution in the cases dealing with the sales of KMT properties and assets when Ma was party chairman,” Ker said. “Those cases involve receiving bribes, undue financial benefit, breach of trust and other offenses, which are all major felonies.”In the High Court ruling, Ma was convicted of leaking classified information obtained from the now-defunct Special Investigation Division’s wiretaps of Ker, then-legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) and others in 2013. Media reports said a few seconds of loud cheering was heard on Tuesday from the chief prosecutor’s office as the High Court’s ruling was announced.
Source: Taipei Times May 16, 2018 15:56 UTC