16 Jan '11, 5am

Over 60 Taiwan military personnel were caught in a scam that asked people to sign up as gigolos, a spokesman said

OVER 60 military officers, sergeants and soldiers were found to have been induced to join a fake gigolo training ring recently busted by the police in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan, sending shockwaves through the military field, according to Defense Ministry spokesman Yu Si-tzu. In late December, the Kaohsiung police cracked down on a criminal ring allegedly using promises of high salaries to lure applicants to serve as gigolos, and initial investigations found more than 60 active military servicemen, including officers, sergeants and soldiers, from the army, air force, navy, marine corps and combined logistics sectors among the named lists of applicants, prompting the police to inform the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the scandal, Mr Yu said. Immediately after receiving the report from the police, the MND set up an ad hoc panel, composed of military policemen an...

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