New Taipei City Councillor Zhou Yaling of the Democratic Progressive Party was prosecuted early in the morning for fraud involving millions of assistant fees

DPP member Zhou Yaling of Xizhi District, New Taipei City, was detained for allegedly using her head to defraud assistant fees.Picture: Flip photo of Zhou Yaling’s Facebook

DPP member Zhou Yaling of Xizhi District, New Taipei City was suspected of using her head to defraud assistant fees. The New Taipei City Prosecutors Office directed the Taipei City Mediation Office on the 16th to search for members’ service offices and residences to seize physical evidence such as mobile phones, tablets, and passbooks. The 7 defendants and 2 witnesses were notified to explain to the case, and they were transferred to the District Prosecutor’s Office for retrial. Today (17) after the resumption of the trial in the early morning (17), they applied to the court for custody of Zhou Yaling for violating the Corruption and Crimes Regulations.

The prosecution received accusations that Zhou Yaling was suspected of using six relatives and friends to fraudulently claim subsidies starting in 2009. The amount was estimated to be at least one million yuan. New Taipei City Prosecutor’s Office Chief Prosecutor Hong Sanfeng and Prosecutor Yang Weihong commanded the New Taipei City Investigation Office of the Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice on the 16th to search five locations including Zhou Yaling’s city councilor’s service office and household registration, and seize mobile phones. , Tablet, passbook and related documents and other physical evidence.

The prosecution notified Zhou Yaling and other 7 defendants and 2 witnesses to explain to the case, and transferred them to the District Prosecutor’s Office for interrogation by the prosecutor. After several hours of making transcripts, Zhou Yaling was transferred to the Xinbei District Prosecutor’s Office for re-interrogation at about 10 o’clock last night. After 1 o’clock in the morning, the prosecutor concluded that Zhou Yaling was suspected of committing a serious crime. In the process, Zhou Yaling was very haggard, with a mess of hair, and she was unwilling to answer reporters’ questions.

It is understood that Zhou Yaling is the sister of former legislator Zhou Yashu. She served as the 15th and 16th councillors in Taipei County before the reform. After the reform of New Taipei City, she was re-elected as the 1st to 3rd city councillors. In New Taipei City, there have been many cases of fraudulent collection of assistant fees by city councillors in recent years. DPP New Taipei City councillors Wang Shuhui, Gao Minhui, Kuomintang New Taipei City councillors Zeng Huanjia, Huang Yongchang and others have all been accused of using their heads to fraudulently claim subsidies. The prosecution is still ongoing, and they are all under trial by the New North District Court.

The DPP member of the Xizhi District City Councilor of New Taipei City, Zhou Yaling, was suspected of using six relatives and friends to fraudulently claim subsidies starting in 2009. The amount was initially estimated to be as high as one million yuan. During the transfer process, Zhou Yaling wore messy hair and looked very haggard, unwilling to answer reporters’ questions.

DPP member Zhou Yaling of Xizhi District, New Taipei City was suspected of using her head to defraud assistant fees. The New Taipei City Prosecutors Office directed the Taipei City Mediation Office on the 16th to search for members’ service offices and residences to seize physical evidence such as mobile phones, tablets, and passbooks. The 7 defendants and 2 witnesses were notified to explain to the case, and they were transferred to the District Prosecutor’s Office for retrial. Today (17) after the resumption of the trial in the early morning (17), they applied to the court for custody of Zhou Yaling for violating the Corruption and Crimes Regulations.

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