Former Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co. Chairperson Wei Ying-chung was previously accused of ordering employees to import non-standard oil from Vietnam to Taiwan and refine it into edible oil for sale. In the second trial, he was sentenced to 15 years for violating the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation and other charges. Recently, the Supreme Court issued a verdict on part of the charges and sentenced him to a total of five years and nine months.
Wei was previously handed a two-year prison sentence for his role in a gutter oil scandal. In 2018, he was paroled. He was then found guilty of seven charges relating to the Ting Hsin Oil and Fat tainted cooking oil scandal, which meant he would have to return to jail. Prosecutors have already launched a mechanism to prevent him from fleeing. On Nov. 6, Wei had his lawyer conduct a press conference. Through the lawyer, he said he is disappointed by the sentence and will appeal. He also wrote on Facebook that this ruling will not affect the return of the Wei Chuan Dragons professional baseball team.