The Taichung District Prosecutor's Office seized Zhuang Jiao, surnamed Liu, suspected of bribing elections with 3,000 yuan per vote, breaking the known "ticket price" record for the investigation of bribery elections in the Zhongshi election.

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[Reporter Zhang Ruizhen/Taichung Report] The Taichung District Prosecutor’s Office did not stop investigating bribery after the election. Yesterday (6th) it commanded the investigation bureau and the police to seize the identity of a certain district resident representative elected in Heping District (indigenous district) of Taichung City. Zhuang Jiao, surnamed Liu, was suspected of bribing voters at a high price of 3,000 yuan per vote before the election. He was suspected of violating the law on the election and recall of public officials for "vote bribery". Today, he paid 100,000 yuan on bail. Break the known "ticket price" record for arresting bribery in this election in Zhongshi.

From last month (October) to this month, the Central Procuratorate has successively received election bribery notices, referring to a district resident representative candidate (already elected) with the surname Liu Zhuangjiao, who copied the list of voters obtained in October and November this year, and then At a high price of 3,000 yuan per vote, many voters surnamed Wu and others were bribed to vote for a specific candidate in the Heping District Resident Representative Election.

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Prosecutors Xie Weicheng, Wang Liangqin, and Liao Zhixiang commanded the Taichung City Investigation Division of the Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice and the Peace Branch of the Taichung Police Department to summon 10 people surnamed Liu Zhuangjiao and voters, and searched 3 places. Afterwards, the accused Liu Zhuangjiao was admitted to be a major criminal suspect, and he was given a bond of 100,000 yuan, and the rest should be returned.

In this election, the "ticket price" (the amount of bribes per vote) seized by the police ranged from several hundred yuan to thousands of yuan. Red envelopes (cash) to bribe votes. In addition, to pay supporters who accompany him to the lottery, gift certificates ranging from 500 to 1,000 yuan per person. The above-mentioned 3,000 yuan bribes are the known "tickets" for the arrest of bribes in this election. highest record.

However, a voter who did not want to be named said that there were "two votes" of 5,000 yuan or even more than 6,000 yuan in the amount of bribes in the Heping District of Zhongshi in the past. , you can be elected as a district resident representative, and the outcome is often within 20 or 30 votes, so some people use "combination" to bribe elections. The number of people is small, as long as 20 or 30 votes can be bought, the election situation can be reversed, and the amount of bribery has been increased repeatedly, even reaching 6,000 yuan.