Lin Yaling, former mayor of Pingtung from the Kuomintang.

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[Reporter Bao Jianxin / Kaohsiung Report] Former KMT members Lin Yaling and her husband Lan Junliang were sentenced to 16 years in prison by the Pingtung District Court for corruption. Not guilty, 7 years and 10 months in prison in various places, subject to appeal.

It is understood that the Pingtung County Government has allocated budgetary funds over the years to subsidize the business operations of non-governmental organizations, which are divided into "activity costs", "equipment costs", "road construction", etc., and subsidies are given to each county councilor on an annual basis. The right to propose a payment of 2 million yuan.

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Lan Junliang (formerly known as Chen Junliang) was the actual person in charge of 5 units including Pingtung City Parent-Child Cultural Association and New Century Women's Association. He used his wife's tenure as a county councillor to apply for subsidies by forging documents, and under her escort, in 2006 Up to 2013, a total of 9.59 million yuan was requested from the county government for community subsidies.

The Pingtung inspection unit received the report. The investigators searched the offices and residences of Lan et al., seized 34 computers, 5 sets of ball equipment and two sets of toilets, and interviewed members of the association and the county government that issued the subsidy. After nearly 100 people including the undertaker clarified the case, they charged Lan Junliang and Lin Yaling for corruption and blasphemy.

In April 2018, the Pingtung District Court concluded and sentenced Lin Yaling and his wife to 16 years in prison. The case was remanded twice by the Supreme Court, and the Kaohsiung High Branch announced the verdict in the second instance in the morning. Since there was no evidence for some crimes, so Take it easy.