Here’s one of the thieves I was thinking of.
[quote]To the surprise of Taipei prosecutors and local media, the former chairwoman of the board of the state-run Central Broadcasting System (CBS), Chu Wan-ching (朱婉清), was yesterday granted provisional entry into the US. . .
Facing charges of embezzlement, Chu had paid NT$500,000 bail and agreed not to leave Taiwan when she boarded a flight to the US on Thursday. . .
Chu is suspected to have embezzled NT$16 million from the CBS. The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office on Thursday night released her on bail after lengthy questioning, and ordered her not to leave the country.
But Chu surprised prosecutors by almost immediately taking an EVA Air flight bound for Los Angeles with her 16-year-old son before the official copy of her injunction had even reached the immigration department at CKS International Airport.
Prosecutors had, via the international affairs division of the police’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), tried to ask the US to cancel Chu’s visa and deport her. . . .
Chu held a press conference in LA at 7am Taipei time yesterday claiming that nothing about her trip was illegal. She insisted that she did not know whether the prosecutor had told her that she was barred from leaving the country. . .
Chu said her hasty departure was made because of her son. She said that she was taking him to attend military school in Pennsylvania[/quote]
taipeitimes.com/News/front/a … 0/15/57326
Here’s the other.
[quote]Wang You-theng (Chinese: 王又曾;pinyin: Wáng Yòucéng; born March 5, 1927 in Changsha, Hunan, China) is a Taiwanese entrepreneur who founded the China Rebar Group and served as its chairman until fleeing Taiwan in late 2006 amid allegations of embezzlement and fraud. . .
Upon arriving back at Los Angeles International Airport, Wang was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for attempting to enter the US without valid documentation, and was placed in the San Pedro Service Processing Center. You-theng is currently[update] detained in the US, and is wanted by Taiwanese prosecutors for allegedly embezzling NT$60 million (US$1.8 million) in corporate funds[/quote]
Was Chu ever sent back? Is Wang still in custody in Los Angeles two years after fleeing Taiwan?