Taiwan's Chen, wife sentenced to life

Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian was convict Friday on corruption and money laundering charges, and was sentenced to life in jail, according to officials at Taipei City Court.

He was fined 200 million New Taiwan dollars (U.S.$6.1 million) as well.

Chen's wife, Wu Shu-chen, who earlier had been convicted of lying to prosecutors, also was convicted on similar charges. She received a life sentence and was fined 300 million New Taiwan dollars (U.S. $9.1 million), according to the Central News Agency, Taiwan's official news agency.

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