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Taiwan's former top cabinet official jailed for graft

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Taiwan's former cabinet secretary general was sentenced to seven years and four months in jail Tuesday after pocketing more than $2 million in bribes, in a graft case that has rocked the island. 

Lin Yi-shih, former cabinet secretary-general and a vice chairman of the ruling Kuomintang, at a police station in Taipei on April 30, 2013. Lin was sentenced to seven years and four months in jail on April 30 after pocketing more than $2 million in bribes, in a graft case that has rocked the island.

Lin Yi-shih, who was also a vice chairman of the ruling Kuomintang party and a confidant of President Ma Ying-jeou, had claimed the charges against him were part of a political set-up after he was accused of using his influence to solicit bribes.

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