Company Involved: Taipei Gateway International Development
Industry Subsector: Real Estate Holding & Development
Officials Involved: Lai Su-ju, Taipei city councilor; Jia Er-ching, former Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) official; Chiu Da-chan, Taipei finance commissioner; Lin Hsun-chieh, DORTS joint development division chief
Enforcement Action: Investigation
Summary: Investigators are probing allegations that Lai Su-ju solicited bribes of NT$4 million (US $134,000) from a middleman in exchange for advancing a proposal to grant advantages to private landowners. Based on statements by alleged middleman Peng Chien-ming, authorities are now looking into other officials besides Lai in connection with the corruption case surrounding the multibillion-dollar Taipei Twin Towers project.