Following a high-profile indictment last week over a secret leaks, former president Ma Ying-jeou was spared a corruption charge yesterday.
Ma had been accused of appropriating a total of NT$9,900 from his special expense account to pay for the medical bill of a stray dog he adopted, but according to the Taipei Prosecutors Office, Ma was previously acquitted in a similar case in 2008 and the legislature had already decriminalized all use of special expense funds prior to the end of 2006. Another charge against Ma of improper use of his special expense account, which amounted to NT$170,000 was similarly dropped.
TRANSLATED BY：JEFF CHANG
USE OF SPECIAL FUNDS DE-CRIMINALIZED IN 2006|特別費治療"馬小九"案 馬英九獲不起訴
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