Ting Hsin ex-CEO's assets seized頂新集團前首席執行官的資產扣押
October 16, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office immediately seized all the stocks and real estate owned by Wei, whose extended family reportedly owns eight apartment units in The Palace, a luxury apartment complex in Taipei.
The Taiwan High Prosecutors Office summoned a meeting yesterday and instructed local prosecutors to seize assets belonging to Ting Hsin. Prosecutors nationwide reportedly were told to “treat these cases as their most important tasks.”
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Prosecutors yesterday seized Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) former CEO Wei Ying-chung's (魏應充) various assets, including stocks, real estate and bank accounts, as a preemptive move to prevent Wei from transferring them to other parties.
Wei's eight bank accounts have also been frozen, meaning that Wei will not be able to access funds in the bank. As of press time, the exact amount of funds involved is unknown.
Prosecutors Acting Nationwide
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office also moved in, seizing equipment and facilities owned by Cheng-I Food Co. Ltd. (正義公司), a subsidiary of Ting Hsin. The prosecutors have also contacted local banks in an effort to seize other assets belonging to the Wei family.
Three other suspects being detained, including Cheng-I Food General Manager He Yu-ren (何育仁), face a similar fate, as their stocks, vehicles and real estate have also been seized.
During a search at Cheng-I Food Co., prosecutors uncovered fake invoices used for purposes of tax evasion. Prosecutors said a total of six companies were involved in issuing the invoices and their assets of NT$290,000 have also been seized.
The Chiayi District Prosecutors Office seized five tanker trucks belonging to Yung Cheng (永成公司), the company suspected of having supplied the animal feed oil. Up to 51 real estate properties belonging to the company were seized.
The Tainan District Prosecutors Office also seized three bank accounts associated with Hsin Hao Co. (鑫好), which reportedly sold animal feed oil to Cheng-I Food Co. Another six bank accounts, eight pieces of land and one building belonging to natural persons were seized.
The Changhua District Prosecutors Office also seized factory buildings, machinery and other equipment belonging to Ting Hsin.
Ting Hsin's Private Airplane Takes Off Last Night
According to Apple Daily news, Ting Hsin's private airplane was scheduled to take off last night, with mainland China as its destination. The Civil Aeronautics Administration later confirmed that the plane has left Taiwan.
The Ministry of Justice said that the people on board the plane were not on the suspect list, and the flight was therefore approved. Wei Ing-chou (魏應州), the eldest brother of the Wei family, was reportedly on the plane.
台北，台灣 - 檢方昨天查獲頂新國際集團（頂新國際集團）前CEO衛英忠的（魏應充）各種資產，包括股票，房地產和銀行賬戶，作為先發製人的行動，以防止煒從他們轉移到其他各方。