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Va. house bought with bribes: Feds

Federal authorities are seizing a Virginia house that they say was purchased with bribes paid to the former president of Taiwan and his wife.

The forfeiture complaint was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville.

The former president and first lady were sentenced last year to 20 years in prison for bribery, embezzlement and money laundering. The complaint filed Thursday alleges that some of the bribery money was laundered through Swiss bank accounts and used by the president's son and daughter-in-law to buy a house in Keswick.

According to Albemarle County tax records, the house sold for $550,000 in July 2008 and is assessed at $421,200.

Authorities also are seeking forfeiture of a New York condominium.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 15, 2010; 12:18 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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When are the Feds going to start on the corrupt US politicians????????

Posted by: captgrumpy | July 15, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

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