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臺灣派駐美國的處長, 相當於外交大使, 被美國的情報單位 FBI 逮捕.

不管美國說詞如何, 這是: "兩國相爭, 不斬來使" 美國的做為, 臺灣應該要有反應才是.

臺灣有甚麼樣的選擇?

要高調反應? 以眼還眼, 以牙還牙, 也把美國的大使關起來?

要全民同仇敵愾, 像運動會的襪子事件, 全國支持, 打官司, 臉書聯署?

還是要冷處理? 像李登輝那麼樣賣臺灣, 說釣魚台列島是日本人的, 說美國乾爹打我們的官員, 我們活該?

還是像臺灣之子阿扁, 人前高喊: "龜兒子才受這窩囊氣!" 然後當龜孫子, 阿Q, 乖乖的忍氣吞聲?

媒體已經高分貝報導此事

我們民間會怎麼想? 如何回應?

政府又會怎麼樣處理此事?

是福不是禍, 是禍躲不過!

老丐擦亮眼睛, 準備看國內同胞的反應, 與政府的措施!


我駐美處長劉姍姍涉虐傭 遭FBI逮補

我國駐美國堪薩斯辦事處長劉姍姍。
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我國駐美國堪薩斯辦事處長劉姍姍於當地時間十日中午遭美國聯邦調查局(FBI)逮捕、拘留,罪名是「外籍勞工契約詐欺」。

劉姍姍是在離開住所要外出時被逮捕。美媒轉述聯邦檢察官的話說,這應該是美國政府第一次以這樣的罪名,要起訴外國駐美官員。外交部人員說,這也應該是第一次有外交人員在海外被逮捕。

外交部及駐美代表處第一時間向美方表達嚴正抗議,強調此舉違反「台美特權、免稅暨豁免協定」。外交部長楊進添說,「無論相關案情如何,劉姍姍仍享有豁免特權,要求美方立即無條件釋放。」

楊進添說,外交部對美方的做法「無法理解、無法認同」。他並強調,這名曾在劉姍姍家工作的菲籍女管家,非私人經費聘雇,她的聘用和公務相關。

六十四歲的劉姍姍,一九八四年進入外交部服務,二○○五年任駐菲律賓副代表,二○○九年九月升任駐堪薩斯辦事處處長。今年八月底,外交部已發布人事命令,要將她調回部內,還沒回國,就發生事情。

據美國媒體報導,這位菲籍女管家,今年八月在同鄉的幫忙下「逃」出劉姍姍家。她控訴劉姍姍命她每天工作十六到十八小時,一周工作六天,每個月給她四百到四百五十美元。

法庭文件說,劉姍姍在家中裝設監視器,扣住女管家的護照,威脅她若是私自離開,就將她遣送回菲律賓。據稱,她和女管家的合約是兩年,月薪是一千兩百四十元,每周工作四十小時,超時有加班費。

楊進添昨天凌晨獲悉,請北美司長令狐榮達致電美國在台協會(AIT)表達我方嚴正關切與抗議,隨後政務次長沈呂巡召見AIT代理處長馬怡瑞,交付書面的立場聲明文。至於劉姍姍是否如美方指控,違反聘雇幫傭相關規定,楊進添說:「還會去了解。」

【2011/11/12 聯合報】http://udn.com/



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外交官遭美驅逐 印度以牙還牙

印度女外交官柯布拉佳德九日因偽造簽證等罪名遭到起訴,美國國務院在判決出爐前,同意給予柯布拉佳德外交豁免權,但不溯及既往,因此要求她離境免去牢獄之災。但印度十日要求美國撤回美國駐新德里大使館一名同職等外交官,藉此報復,美印兩國的這起外交糾紛似乎一時還無法落幕。

This was a BIG favor to the Indian. She didn't have to go to jail!

這起造成美印外交關係緊張的事件,與我駐堪薩斯辦事處前處長劉姍姍所涉的虐傭案如出一轍,可說是「印度版劉姍姍案」,劉姍姍最後在認罪協商後被遞解出境。

柯布拉佳德原任印度駐紐約領事館副總領事,任內被控偽造保母及管家的簽證申請文件,又在保母薪資案中說謊,去年十二月遭到逮捕重金交保。紐約聯邦大陪審團九日宣判,以柯布拉佳德涉嫌偽造簽證以及作不實陳述等罪名判決有罪。柯布拉佳德已於九日晚間離開美國,返回印度,但她的印度裔美籍丈夫、七歲及三歲的兩個女兒仍留在美國。

Indians DO know how to negotiate!

這起外交事件發生後,印度對美方進行一連串外交報復,最新行動是十日要求美國撤回一名與本案有關且與柯布拉佳德「相同層級」的外交官。法新社報導,這名外交官疑似協助柯布拉佳德保母的家人到美國。在此之前,印度還曾撤走美國駐印大使館前的水泥路障、要求大使館旁的俱樂部「停止一切商業活動」等。

法新社指出,此次糾紛凸顯了美印兩國在價值觀上的巨大鴻溝,印度前外長曼辛格說:「兩國政府現在的挑戰是修補裂痕且恢復夥伴關係。」

【2014/01/11 聯合報】http://udn.com/



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呵呵!

劉姍姍事件印度版, 比較嚴重: 涉及非法簽證, 被捕不說, 還搜身.

印度叫死了. CNN也報導: 印度的重量, 比臺灣大多.

但是: 外交人員違法, 美國照辦!

Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat in New York triggers uproar

By Tom Watkins and Josh Levs, CNN
updated 11:26 PM EST, Wed December 18, 2013
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India outraged over diplomat's arrest

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Kerry calls India's national security adviser, expresses "regret"
  • President Obama has been briefed on the situation
  • India's deputy consul general was detained and strip-searched
  • She's accused of visa fraud involving underpaying a housekeeper

(CNN) -- The prosecutor in the U.S. government's case against an Indian diplomat charged in New York with visa fraud related to her treatment of her housekeeper expressed dismay Wednesday over the direction the case has taken.

"There has been much misinformation and factual inaccuracy in the reporting on the charges against Devyani Khobragade," said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara about India's 39-year-old deputy consul general for political, economic, commercial and women's affairs, who was arrested December 12 in New York by federal agents. "It is important to correct these inaccuracies because they are misleading people and creating an inflammatory atmosphere on an unfounded basis."

He was referring to reporting about Khobragade's arrest outside her daughter's school, her detention in a cell with other women and her having been subjected to a strip search -- all of which raised diplomatic hackles in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the diplomat's treatment "deplorable;" Indian National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon called it "barbaric," CNN sister network IBN reported.

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Indian officials summoned U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell, took away U.S. diplomats' identification cards that gave them diplomatic benefits and removed security barriers outside the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

But Bharara said Khobragade's treatment was justified. He cited an 11-page complaint that alleged she had promised in the visa application under which her housekeeper moved from India to the United States to pay her at least $9.75 per hour, the minimum wage in New York, and to require that she work no more than 40 hours per week.

But the complaint alleges that Khobragade then had the housekeeper, who has been identified as Sangeeta Richard, sign a second contract, which paid her less than $3.31 per hour and required that she work much longer hours.

The second contract, which was not to be revealed to the U.S. government, "deleted the required language protecting the victim from other forms of exploitation and abuse" and also deleted language that said Khobragade agreed to abide by U.S. laws, he said.

Khobragade is charged with one count of visa fraud -- which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison -- and one count of making false statements -- which carries a maximum sentence of five years.

Khobragade's lawyer, Daniel Arshack, said the allegations were unsubstantiated. "When the facts are looked at, it's perfectly clear that Dr. Khobragade did nothing wrong," he told CNN's "Piers Morgan." "She paid her worker exactly what she was supposed to pay her and the government has simply made a whole series of spectacular blunders, which has enroiled (sic) them into quite a remarkable diplomatic kerfuffle."

He added that the housekeeper was paid "well above the minimum wage," and that his client had -- at the housekeeper's request -- sent a portion of that money to the housekeeper's husband each month in India. "The balance of her pay was paid to her in the United States -- all of it," he said.

Arshack accused the U.S. government of having treated his client "like an ordinary U.S. citizen charged with a crime. The fact is she isn't an ordinary U.S. citizen. She's a diplomat with immunity."

Citizens of India express their outrage

Concern over the treatment by U.S. authorities of Khobragade, not her alleged treatment of her housekeeper, has sparked outrage.

On Tuesday, outside the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, demonstrators seething over what they considered to be humiliating treatment of the Indian diplomat, carried signs protesting the U.S. handling of the matter. "If USA will not respect Indians, then Americans will not be respected in India also," read one.

In his statement, Bharara noted that Khobragade was charged not only with trying to evade U.S. law intended to protect domestic employees of diplomats and consular workers from exploitation, but also with causing the victim and her spouse "to attest to false documents and be a part of her scheme to lie to U.S. government officials."

He bemoaned that public outrage was focusing not on Khobragade's alleged treatment of the housekeeper and her spouse, but on the U.S. government's treatment of the diplomat.

"Is it for U.S. prosecutors to look the other way, ignore the law and the civil rights of victims (again, here an Indian national), or is it the responsibility of the diplomats and consular officers and their government to make sure the law is observed?" he asked rhetorically.

Bharara defended the handling of the arrest and custody, though his office was not involved. "Khobragade was accorded courtesies well beyond what other defendants, most of whom are American citizens, are accorded," he said. "She was not, as has been incorrectly reported, arrested in front of her children. The agents arrested her in the most discreet way possible, and unlike most defendants, she was not then handcuffed or restrained."

In addition, she was allowed to keep her phone and make calls to arrange personal matters, including child care, he said.

"Because it was cold outside, the agents let her make those calls from their car and even brought her coffee and offered to get her food. It is true that she was fully searched by a female deputy marshal -- in a private setting -- when she was brought into the U.S. Marshals' custody, but this is standard practice for every defendant, rich or poor, American or not, in order to make sure that no prisoner keeps anything on his person that could harm anyone, including himself. This is in the interests of everyone's safety."

Bharara acknowledged that the alleged victim's family has been brought to the United States, but said that that happened after a legal process was initiated in India in an attempt to silence her and compel her to return to India.

An injunction was issued in September by the Delhi High Court seeking to stop Richard from "instituting any actions or proceedings against Dr. Khobragade outside India on the terms or conditions of her employment," the Indian Embassy said last week in a statement.

It said the U.S. government had been asked to find her "and facilitate the service of an arrest warrant, issued by the Metropolitan Magistrate of the South District Court in New Delhi."

Bharara said it had been necessary to bring Richard's family to the United States.

"This office and the Justice Department are compelled to make sure that victims, witnesses and their families are safe and secure while cases are pending," he said.

Complaints reach the highest levels

Still, the complaints from the Indian government, a close U.S. ally, have reached the highest authorities.

President Barack Obama has been briefed on the issue, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

And the top U.S. diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, called Indian National Security Adviser Menon on Wednesday and tried to smooth over the ruffled feathers.

"As a father of two daughters about the same age as Devyani Khobragade, the secretary empathizes with the sensitivities we are hearing from India about the events that unfolded after Ms. Khobragade's arrest, and in his conversation with National Security Adviser Menon he expressed his regret, as well as his concern that we not allow this unfortunate public issue to hurt our close and vital relationship with India," the State Department said.

Asked whether Kerry's regret was about what happened in New York or the response to it in India, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, "Regret on the situation at large, I would say both, honestly. He certainly expressed regret about what happened with this case at large, sort of how this has all played out."

Harf said appropriate procedures appeared to have been followed in the arrest by U.S. marshals, but that conditions surrounding Khobragade's processing would be examined "to ensure that all appropriate procedures were followed and every opportunity for courtesy was extended."

Still, the charges stand.

Harf also said that Khobragade enjoys "consular immunity," a limited diplomatic immunity related to her official duties. Under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, consular officials can be arrested for acts committed outside official job functions.

The State Department said Khobragade's consular immunity does not cover the charges she faces.

Indian officials, too, appeared to be intent on keeping the diplomatic eruption from escalating. "Let me assure you that there is no change in the security situation as regards to any diplomats in India, including U.S. diplomats," said Syed Akbaruddin, a spokesman for India's External Affairs Ministry.

He said U.S. officials shouldn't read too much into the removal of cement barriers in front of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

"India is fully committed to ensuring the safety and security of all diplomats in Delhi and elsewhere. So, please do not have any doubts on that score; we will provide full safety and security within the confines of India law."

Dana Sussman, a lawyer for the housekeeper, said Richard had tried to improve her situation by dealing directly with Khobragade, but the attempts were unsuccessful.

The issue goes beyond a labor dispute for Richard and others in similar positions. "Our clients who work as domestic workers are living in the home with their employers," she said. "So, if they leave, they not only leave their legal status, they leave their only source of income, they leave the only home that they've known in a foreign country."

She said Richard has no passport, is living with friends and has been granted temporary legal status that allows her to remain and work in the United States until the matter is resolved.

Richard herself has brought no claim against Khobragade and has no plans to do so, she said.

A source who has spoken with Richard said she is in her early 40s and had worked previously with other diplomatic families in India.

CNN's Jethro Mullen, Deborah Feyerick, Elise Labott, Harmeet Shah Singh and Susan Candiotti contributed to this report.




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日本外交人員違法, 也被起訴啦:

打老婆在日本是家常便飯, 在美國就要關監獄啦!

日駐美副領事 在美家暴遭訴

日本駐舊金山總領事館副領事長屋嘉明。
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外交人員打老婆成傷,不能免除刑責。日本駐美國舊金山的一名副領事,涉嫌毆打老婆成傷,美國加州當局已經將他逮捕,將以家庭暴力和傷害人罪名將他起訴。

據日本總領事館傳回日本的消息說,美國加州司法部門7日逮捕日本駐舊金山總領事館副領事長屋嘉明,他多次對妻子拳腳相向。這位32歲的副領事,曾於去年1月到今年3月間在舊金山近郊的家中,用腳踩踏妻子,並將她從車上推下,造成妻子牙齒折斷等傷害。

長屋7日在法院進行的審理過程中主張自己無罪,目前他已被用35萬美元的保釋金保釋。

長屋2年前從總務省負責經濟的職位,被調到舊金山的領事館工作。日本舊金山總領館首席領事原田美智雄說,如果起訴事實屬實,那實在是很遺憾,日本外務省將關注司法程序今後的進展。

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這篇社論, 正確描述臺灣社會, 類似文化大革命式的鬥爭!

冷眼集/劉已認罪 外交部止血應更快

外交部今午發佈聲明,將在美涉法遭到遣返的前駐堪薩斯辦事處長劉姍姍停職,此舉表面上是因應內部調查報告作出結論,但按客觀的時間順序觀之,要不是朝野立委一致要求劉姍姍應向國人道歉,恐怕外交部還不自覺此事在未來國會開議後,勢將形成外交業務上的沉痾。其實,這理應是劉姍姍返國後的第一天就應該作出的決定,外交部卻錯失保持高度的機會。

劉姍姍返國後,外交部堅持行政程序,稱一定要在內部專案小組行政調查中,聽取劉的說法後,才要依違法與否,再決定是否停職;外交部還強調,此案與前駐斐濟代表秦日新涉法案模式一樣,都是等到調查結果出爐後,才決定停職與否。

但外交部忽略,劉姍姍在美遭到羈押,起因就是遭控「虐傭」,而且還是由館處同僚所告發,美檢採取的拘捕行動,就是由檢察官依美國法律授權,劉姍姍在美「涉法」已明確,違反我國官箴至明。

再則,劉姍姍在美遭到羈押後,旋就提出雇傭詐欺的認罪協商,為美法官所接受並由移民單位「遣返」出境。此舉就是劉姍姍承認「我在美國犯了法」,並已經司法單位執行某種刑度。劉姍姍的認罪之舉,已具司法實質效力。劉既承認犯法在先,外交部卻還要聽取她的說明才能做出是否停職的決定,當然會被外界質疑想要「包庇」、「私了」。

秦日新案涉法部分,當時案經秦某透過司法管道一再上訴,法尚未有定論,外交部在外界壓力下,還是快刀做出讓他停職接受調查的決定,藉以止血。劉違犯美國法律情節已不證自明,外交部卻未採取對應措施,還要作態平衡,無端被罵上幾天,才能做出正確反應?

劉姍姍長年駐外為國辛勞,其在美涉法也許有萬端委屈,譬如美司法人員利用她如廁後強行上銬拘捕,自家的外交部確應尊重懷柔以對,保障其應有權益。但個人事小,整體外交人員形象與國家尊嚴事大,在其涉法事證明確、輿論關切之際,依法暫停劉姍姍的職務讓她接受調查,既可讓外交部維持中立,也能在國會質詢中保持高度。



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美駐人員享有絕對豁免權
台派駐人員享有「功能性豁免權」

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     前駐堪薩斯辦事處處長劉姍姍在美國觸法遭逮捕扣留,引發豁免權適用問題,前駐美代表陳錫蕃認為,根據雙方簽訂的協定,美台互相派駐人員只享有「功能性豁免權」,需經法官判定才擁有。

     駐美經驗豐富且對國際法有深入研究的陳錫蕃本週在中央社「全球瞭望」國際新聞網站(http://global.cna.com.tw/)撰文,對美台雙方處理劉姍姍案經過、外交豁免權和功能性豁免權的區隔均有詳細的說明及深入的剖析。

     陳文全文如下:

     「我駐美堪薩斯城(Kansas City)台北經濟文化辦事處處長劉姍姍,在去年11月,因涉嫌契約詐欺及虐待菲傭而遭美國聯邦調查局(FBI)逮捕拘留,並穿囚服、戴腳鐐手銬出庭應訊,引發我駐美官員豁免權適用之爭議,朝野喧騰一時。

     不久,劉姍姍尋求認罪協商(plea bargaining),已在上周五(27日)經密蘇里州(Missouri)聯邦地方法院法官接受,判決劉姍姍賠償8萬餘美元,並遣配出境(deportation),近日內將由美方人員押解回台。劉姍姍回台後,將接受我檢調、監察院的調查,整起案件境外部分至今可以說是即將告一段落。

     筆者曾在去年5月就國際貨幣基金會(IMF)執行長卡恩(Dominique Strauss-Kahn)捲入性侵疑雲一事,撰文闡述外交豁免權(diplomatic immunity)與功能性豁免權(functional immunity)之區隔,如今欲藉劉案所涉中美之間豁免權的爭議,進一步為文予以釐清。

     1979年中美斷交後,雙方外交人員不再享有外交豁免權。斷交後,美方成立在台協會(AIT),我則設立北美事務協調委員會,不過,這兩機構並非大使館,也不是外交機構,故無外交豁免權。為此,兩機構在1980年簽訂《北美事務協調委員會與美國在台協會間特權、免稅暨豁免協定》(Agreement on Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities Between the Coordination Council for North American Affairs and the American Institute in Taiwan),規定雙方人員享有功能性豁免權,也就是只有在執行公務時,才能免受駐地法律的約束。

     惟功能性豁免權與外交豁免權不同,外交豁免權是絕對的,且包括其家屬,外交官即使所犯屬重大刑案,駐在國亦無審判權;但解決途徑有二:一、宣布對方為「不受歡迎人物」 (persona non grata),驅逐出境並請派遣國政府自行處理;二、透過外交管道要求派遣國正式捨棄此一外交官的豁免權,交由駐在國政府審判。前者常發生,後者也有例子,惟不多見。

     至於功能性豁免權並非絕對,當事人要經治安當局拘留,並由檢察官起訴後,向駐在國管轄法院提出主張,經法官認定後才得享有。且此一豁免權並不及於家屬。

     正因為我駐美官員沒有外交豁免權,FBI才能調查劉案,逮捕並拘留劉姍姍,美國聯邦檢察官才能起訴劉姍姍,而美國聯邦地方法院法官也才能裁定劉姍姍的認罪協商。

     十幾年前,我國法院曾發生過兩起荒唐案件。第一起案件是,某一AIT美籍職員被我國民眾控告,收賄500美元允核發簽證卻未果,結果審理此案的一位年輕法官竟判決,「美國AIT者,美國大使館也;美國AIT職員者,美國外交官也。」筆者時任駐美副代表,閱報立即於報告館長後向外交部拍發急電,表示此一判決對AIT及其職員之認定有誤,貽笑國際。外交部旋即行文最高檢察署,提起非常上訴,最後由上級法院撤銷下級法院判決,並表示民眾有權提告。

     另一件更荒唐的事為,我國民眾向檢察機關控告日本在台協會的華籍職員,結果法官宣判,「日本交流協會者,日本大使館也;交流協會職員者,日本外交官也,享有外交豁免權,不能告。」筆者當時在華府任職,經過筆者努力,該判決亦經撤銷。兩案在外交部皆有卷可查。

     劉案爆發後,曾有國內學者投書指出,我方對美國駐台AIT人員在豁免權一事上經常「放水」,美方處理本案,應更有彈性。此一說法,實乃心存鄉愿。目前我與全世界無邦交各國中,僅與美方簽有雙邊豁免協定,且內容不盡令人滿意,但仍係雙方所簽之協定,自當遵守。目前首要之務應係由雙方重新檢視協定內容,盼予修訂。

     筆者認為,倘若要讓美國正視與我之間豁免權的問題,恐怕我政府勢須依照協定辦案,再和美方談判,方能收得效果。而非繼續由我片面向美國示好放水,並冀望美方也能比照辦理。蓋從劉案的發生和結果來看,此種鄉愿,根本不足取。

     曾有人質疑,既然目前台美關係緊密友好,為何不見美國行政機關介入劉案?蓋美國是三權分立國家,檢察官固屬行政權,法院則屬司法權,與一般行政權互不隸屬,即使是美國總統也無法干涉法院審判或判決。在美國或其他英美法系國家,行政機關能做的,除檢察官代表政府外,其他行政機關遇事僅能以「法庭之友」(amicus curiae)身分向法庭提出意見,但仍取決於法官是否採納。

     據聞,劉姍姍當初控告菲傭潛逃,係一般民事案件,歸州檢察官及地方法院管轄。不料菲傭亦同時控告劉詐欺及違反人權,則屬聯邦檢察官及聯邦法院管轄,故有FBI介入其事。有關菲傭控告乙節,駐處事前似乎並不知情,以致事態擴大,實為遺憾。」1010204






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外交部:劉姍姍返國後接受調查

我駐美國堪薩斯辦事處前處長劉姍姍經當地法院判決獲釋,最快下周可返國。外交部今天表示,劉姍姍返國後將接受內部調查;外交部會在最短時間內完成調查報告與處置,並配合相關單位的司法調查。

外交部表示,劉案凸顯台美雙方對1980年簽訂的「特權、免稅暨豁免協定」之界定與執行有相當歧見,我方已據此向美方提出全面檢討豁免協定的要求,務使我駐美人員能獲得更完整的保障。目前美方已正面回應,同意與我正式展開協商。



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外交部害怕的"受盡屈辱", 成為事實!

劉姍姍案宣判 判賠並接受遞解出境

前台北駐美堪薩斯市辦事處長劉姍姍涉及外傭合約詐欺案,美國法官今天接受認罪協議,劉姍姍將向被害人賠償並接受遞解出境,何時返台尚不清楚,但預料可在數日內實現。

密蘇里州西區聯邦法院於美中時間27日上午10時(台北28日零時),針對劉姍姍與辯護律師沃肯(JamesWirken)去年11月18日提出的認罪協議召開最後的判決聽證庭(Sentencing Hearing)。

法官凱斯(David Gregory Kays)依判決前調查報告(Pre-Sentence Investigation Report)的建議,接受協議內容並決定劉姍姍即時遣返。

在法官要求下,64歲的劉姍姍上午身著橘色囚衣,穿戴手銬腳鐐出庭。她在庭上發表聲明,承認犯錯,並表示懊悔。她哭泣著說,這是她人生當中一件很糟糕的事情。

劉姍姍於去年11月10日遭美國聯邦探員以外傭合約詐欺罪嫌拘捕,案件於去年11月16日及18日召開預備庭,由於全案牽涉甚廣,劉姍姍與律師決定提出認罪協議,以求速戰速決,但主審法官凱斯認為,需要更多時間瞭解全案,並未當庭同意協議。

緩刑觀護員(Probation Officer)於去年12月底提出判決前調查報告,院方與辯方對內容與判決建議均未有異議,全案於27日宣判。

劉姍姍遭羈押超過兩個半月,駐美代表處官員曾前往探視,劉姍姍於拘留期間並未傳出身體不適,但希望早日離開美國。



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今天, 美國有名的賓州州立大學, 教練性侵案開庭.

被告選擇放棄聽證, 媒體大譁.

這位眾目所視的白人老教練此舉, 與劉姍姍的放棄聽證, 可有雷同之處?

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Jerry Sandusky Waives Hearing, Suggests Victims May Have Colluded

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky abruptly waived his right to a preliminary hearing on child sex abuse charges today and his attorney suggested the 10 alleged victims may have colluded for financial gain.

Eight of the 10 victims were believed ready to testify againstSandusky, 67, at a preliminary hearing this morning on charges that he sexually abused them over a 15 year period. The hearing was meant to determine whether there was enough evidence to proceed to trial, but Sandusky opted to waive the preliminary hearing and go straight to trial.

Sandusky paused outside the courthouse as he left to say, "We fully intend to put together the best possible defense that we can do, to stay the course, to fight for four quarters."

As Sandusky left, he ignored a reporter's shouted question, "Sandusky, do you still maintain your innocence?" His lawyer Joe Amendola answered for him, replying, "Yes."

Sandusky's last minute decision to waive the hearing surprised lawyers for the 10 young men, but Sandusky and Amendola made it clear they were not backing down.

"We're ready to defend, we always have been ready to defend. There will be no plea deal," Amendola said. "This will be a fight to the death, the fight of Jerry Sandusky's life."

Amendola said that he and Karl Rominger, a prominent Pennsylvania defense attorney who is now co-counsel on the case, decided Monday night that it was not in their best interest to go through with the hearing because prosecutors made clear they would not allow him to question the credibility of the accusers and witnesses.

By skipping the preliminary hearing "we eliminated the rehashing of the allegations in the presentment without the opportunity to attack the credibility of the witnesses," Amendola said.

Arraignment was set for Jan. 11, but Amendola said Sandusky has already entered a not guilty plea. He remains under house arrest on $250,000 bail and must wear an ankle monitor.

The lawyer made it clear that "we're attacking these cases one at a time," and said he could think of "nine million reasons, (the amount of) Second Mile's assets, and countless millions from the deep pockets of Penn State" why someone would claim to be a sex abuse victim.

The Second Mile is a charity founded by Sandusky where he met many of the alleged victims.

"What better motivation can there be than money, the financial gain that could come from saying, 'I'm a victim?'" Amendola asked.

He also suggested that the accusers may have engaged in "some sort of collusion.. We know several.... knew each other."

Amendola said that possibility would be "aggressively investigated" and said he would ask the court for phone records to see if accusers called one another.

Prosecutors welcomed Sandusky's decision to waive the preliminary hearing. "The waiver means that the victims in this case, although they were ready, will not have to testify and will not be cross examined at this time," he said.

Since the alleged victims will still testify at the trial, it "avoids having to testify a second time."

Michael Boni, a lawyer for a man identified in the grand jury report as Victim 1 said he had dinner Monday night with the client and his mother.

"I knew how stressful this day would be for him. I can imagine this is terrific for my client knowing that they don't have to relive the horror up on the witness stand," Boni said.

"I think he would like justice served in the way least stressful and that means not having to testify," the lawyer said.

Boni also said, "I hope this means that a plea deal is down the road."

Lawyer Ben Andreozzi, however, read an angry statement from his client, identified in the grand jury report as Victim 4.

"This is the most difficult time of my life. I can't put into words how unbearable this has been all my life, both physically and mentally. I cant believe they put us through this until the last second," he wrote.

He vowed, however, "I will still stand my ground and speak the truth," and underlined the word truth several times.

Amendola said he hopes a trial date can be set for the summer or fall of 2012.

Several of Sandusky's six adopted children and his wife, Dottie, were among the 20 supporters who joined him in the courtroom.




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本案純屬違約, 無關菲傭人權, 卻是侵犯劉的人權.2011/11/28 11:27照起訴書與協議: 唯一罪名是違約. 

無關菲傭人權. 

FBI 動手抓人, 不經過聽證, 卻是侵犯劉的人權!


出處:劉姍姍v.s.人權-2 - 范蘭欽的部落格 - udn部落格http://blog.udn.com/gocrane/5875705#ixzz1ey4Cu0ss

此案乃劉自己的疏忽 不可責怪辦事處其他被詢人員2011/11/28 11:36所謂的屬下做證, 絕非配合 FBI , 陷害劉處長. 

事情在於: 美國調查劉所雇用外籍員工逃逸, 有非法居留問題, 約談員工. 

員工只知道帳目, 不知道劉報導申請管家文件內容(即合約), 因而讓美國調查單位得到矛盾資料, 認定劉的罪狀. 

外交部不應該回來以後, 苛責被詢問的員工. 

不過, 這恐怕是無法避免的發展. 

老丐也在調查, 卻真的沒空寫出來自己發現的案情!


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  • 2011-11-25 
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盲目力挺騎虎難下 外交部還有多少個劉姍姍?

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劉姍姍事件變成大醜聞。我駐堪薩斯辦事處長劉姍姍在十一月即將調回部內之前,因涉嫌虐待外勞,突遭美國聯邦調查局逮捕,檢方隨即起訴,並將她關押在看守所。劉姍姍這個人,把國家的臉丟到國外去。

美國檢方指控,劉姍姍強迫菲傭超時工作,每日長達十六至十八小時,並苛扣薪資、護照及重要文件,僅給付工作合約的三分之一薪資,禁止自由外出,裝置閉路電視監視菲傭。看起來與台灣雇主的行徑沒有差太多,但從注重人權的美國人來看,駭人聽聞。

兩位辦事處的人員還出面作證稱,劉姍姍不但在知情的狀況下付給該名菲傭低於合約的薪資,還經常大聲怒罵。劉姍姍對前一名幫傭也短付薪資,還拳腳相向,致使傭人情緒沮喪,甚至厭食。據說,劉姍姍對內要求嚴格,引發部屬反彈,至少她做人太差,否則不會連辦事處的人都「窩裡反」。

外交部長楊進添的反應特別奇怪,還沒搞清楚事件的來龍去脈,就拉高到主權層次,指稱美方嚴重違反外交豁免權,並要求美方立即無條件釋放劉姍姍。本來我方的豁免權,來自國內法位階的台灣關係法,有些時候地方政府不懂得這個高度政治妥協的法律,楊進添急著把外交部拉來幫劉姍姍背書,只問豁免,不問是非,搞得騎虎難下。

事實上,外交部還有許多疑問沒有釐清,包括外交部指稱菲傭「主動致函」自願扣薪,為何與駐外人員的證詞不同?菲傭如果是公費雇用,難道沒審查雇用契約嗎?為何劉姍姍可以不依契約給付菲傭薪資?

民進黨也很聰明,事件發生第一天,原本要打主權議題,看到外交部唱主權高調,見風轉舵,轉而主張維護人權。民進黨批評外交部「暴衝」,盲目力挺一個涉嫌違反人權、虐傭與貪汙的劉姍姍,讓台灣成為國際笑話。

劉珊珊事件的處理,會發展出潛在中的危機,如果美國國務院沒有力挺,台灣外交人員的豁免權,妾身未定,等於間接否認了台灣的國家主權,這不僅會傷到國民黨政府,也會讓民進黨的立場尷尬,畢竟這是最重要的友邦美國,在否定台灣主權。

但歸根究柢,駐外人員不要做得太過分,這是前提。我駐外館處有多少個劉姍姍,外交部該來個總清查吧!

劉姍姍小檔案

年齡:64歲
現職:駐堪薩斯台北經濟文化辦事處處長
學歷:美國東北密蘇里大學歷史所碩士
經歷:國組司科長、北美事務協調委員會副祕書長、駐菲律賓代表處副代表





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