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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Fugitive arms broker implicated in Lafayette scandal reported dead

Lafayette class FFGA special investigation unit said Tuesday that it was unaware of the reported death of Andrew Wang (汪傳浦), a Taiwanese arms broker implicated in a corruption scandal dating back to the 1991 procurement of Lafayette-class frigates from France, but said the report will not affect moves to retrieve his illegal gains.

The Special Investigation Division (SID) under the Supreme Prosecutors Office said it will continue to communicate with Swiss judicial authorities regarding Wang's money -- about US$300 million -- frozen in bank accounts there.

Taiwan will continue to maintain that the money should be returned to the Taiwanese authorities, the SID said.

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