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Taiwan jails duo in bizarre bomb scare stocks plot

Published on Jan 22, 2014 3:00 PM
 

TAIPEI (AFP) - A Taiwan court on Wednesday jailed two men for a bizarre plot in which they planted suitcases containing petrol and cyanide on a train and in a politician's office hoping to profit from the investor panic they thought would ensue.

The mastermind of the high-profile case, identified only by his family name Hu, was sentenced to 22 years on charges of attempted murder, the New Taipei City District Court said in a statement.

Hu, 45, a lawyer who was familiar with stock and futures trading, had planned to stir investor panic with the scare and make a profit from the events, it said.

His accomplice, 47-year-old Chu who was found to have helped Hu in planting the bombs, was jailed for 12 years, it said.

 
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