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SINOPAC HOLDINGS CHAIR DETAINED FOR QUESTIONABLE LOANS |永豐金超貸案 董事長何壽川等3人收押禁見

Good Morning Taiwan
2017-06-19
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SinoPac Holdings chairman Ho Shou-chuan and two others have been detained for the company's questionable loan of 5 billion NTD to replenish his personal investment, among other financial irregularities. Following his detention, the company called a press conference, announcing that his position will be filled by deputy chairman Chiu Cheng-hsiung and the company has had emergency response measures in place to protect clients' rights.

After a night of interrogation, the Taipei District Court has ordered the provisional detention of SinoPac Financial chairman Ho Shou-chuan, wife of Sun Power Development and Construction Company's President, Liao Yi-min, and Yuen Foong Yu land development department manager Chang Chin-pang. Deputy chairman Chiu Cheng-hsiung of SinoPac Financial called a press conference later on the afternoon of June 18.

==CHIU CHENG-HSIUNG Deputy Chairman, SinoPac Financial==
We will continue to strengthen our internal control and legal practices. All risk management mechanisms will be enforced, and all financial holding subsidiaries will be monitored and managed.

After SinoPac Financial's questionable loans of NT$5 billion had been reported, the prosecutors discovered that the company had been transferring its assets to its overseas shell companies through questionable loans. As the amendment of the Code of Criminal Procedure has allowed defense attorneys to examine the case files and make copies, additional measures had to be taken to prevent the investigation from being disclosed. The detention proceeding was therefore delayed until the night of June 17, meaning that Ho Shou-chuan had been held in custody for three days before the provisional detention was ordered.

==JOSEPH LIN Chairman, Judicial Reform Foundation==
You have to be extremely careful about ordering a provisional detention before conviction. It may be constituted as restricting one's freedom, but it has to be done. If a suspect put on a provisional detention is later cleared of all charges or found not guilty, criminal compensation may be applied. Spending one night in custody means you get to persuade the judges not to order a provisional detention that could last for four months.

It is expected that the provisional detention will be followed by Ho's dismissal from his position. However, the Financial Supervisory Commission has not responded yet. The FSC will have an internal meeting to discuss how to handle this matter as soon as June 19.

Translated By LUKE CHIANG

永豐金超貸案,台北地院認定永豐金董事長--何壽川等三人涉嫌重大,有串證、逃亡之虞,在今天下午一點多裁定羈押禁見。而代理董長邱正雄,也隨即召開臨時記者會回應,他強調,永豐金內部已經啟動緊急應變措施,強調目前所有營運一切正常,客戶權益不受影響。

面對媒體提問,不發一語,永豐金董事長何壽川,表情略顯疲憊!從昨天凌晨3點左右,何壽川移送北檢複訊,經漏夜偵訊後,週日下午台北地院裁定,何壽川、三寶董事長李俊傑妻子廖怡愍,以及永豐餘土地開發部經理張金榜,三人涉嫌重大,有串證、滅證及逃亡之虞,遭羈押禁見.而代理董事長邱正雄,在下午召開臨時記者會,對外聲明永豐金立場。

==永豐金控代理董事長 邱正雄==
持續強化公司內控與法規制度
要請各項風險管理機制
落實執行
並做好金控子公司的監督管理

永豐金疑似違法放貸50億元,檢調查出永豐金從2009年就開始,以集團境外子公司,違法放貸給境外的紙上公司,疑似以左手放貸、右手投資手法,把公司資產,從左手搬到右手,涉嫌違反證券交易法''特別背信罪''!不過,由於刑事訴訟法修法後,改為律師可閱卷,由於全案券證複雜,檢方為了避免偵查中案情外洩,光是整卷,就花了9小時,羈押庭時間一延再延,直到17號週六晚上十點才召開。等於從16號週五被檢調約談,到裁定羈押,何壽川因聲押新制,遭拘留了3天2夜.

==司改會董事長 林永頌==
羈押一個人
在還沒有判決確定之前
羈押一個人當然要慎重
限制自由是沒錯啦
不過也沒辦法
除非你判無罪或者不起訴
可能會有刑事補償的問題
否則的話
一個晚上睡在這裡
明天能夠說服法官說不要押我
要不然一押可能是四個月啊

何壽川遭法院裁定羈押獲准,外界預期,董座解職進入倒數階段,不過,金管會並未正面回應,最快會在明天19號,舉行內部業務會報,涉案人員如何懲處將一併說明.

記者 黃立偉 彭耀祖 台北報導