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Jun 5, 2007

Hsieh's allowance fund

Frank Hsieh also deposited half of his special allowance fund into his bank account while mayor of Kaohsiung. The investigators would not rule out questioning him or the other 3 DPP heavyweights about their funds by July, once they have a little more information.

The only real difference at this point between Hsieh and Ma on this issue is that Ma has stated on the record that he knew it was a public fund before he changed his mind and called it a private fund; Hsieh has probably made no on-the-record statements.

Top DPP officials may be questioned over special funds

By Rich Chang
Tuesday, Jun 05, 2007, Page 3

The Supreme Prosecutors' Office said yesterday that several prominent Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) figures would be summoned for questioning next month over the use of their public discretionary special allowance funds.

The Supreme Prosecutors' Office held a press conference yesterday to report on the progress of its special investigation panel's probe into the public officials' use of their allowance funds following complaints from the pan-blue camp.

The subjects of the probe include Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮), former premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), former premier and currently DPP Chairman Yu Shyi-kun, former premier and DPP presidential candidate Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) and National Security Council Secretary-General Mark Chen (陳唐山).

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