Hong Kong businessman seeks leniency in US bribery case

Africa 03/12/19, 13:23

Defense attorneys urged a U.S. judge Tuesday to grant leniency to a prominent Hong Kong businessman who was found guilty last year of bribing the presidents of two African nations.Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, who is also an ophthalmologist and former home affairs secretary in Hong Kong, was convicted in ...

Hong Kong businessman guilty of bribery in African oil deal

New York 12/05/18, 14:26

A federal jury in Manhattan has convicted a Hong Kong businessman of bribing the presidents of Chad and Uganda to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate.Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was found guilty Wednesday of seven of eight counts of conspiracy, money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt ...

Senegalese diplomat says Chad president rejected $2M bribe

Africa 11/28/18, 17:05

A former Senegalese foreign minister says the president of Chad became furious after a Hong Kong businessman tried to bribe him with $2 million amid discussions of oil rights.Cheikh Gadio, of Senegal, told a federal jury in New York on Wednesday that President Idriss Deby, of Chad, demanded an explanation ...

Former UN president backs indicted Hong Kong businessman

New York 11/27/18, 18:27

A former president of the United Nations General Assembly said Tuesday that he never witnessed "anything improper" on the part of a prominent Hong Kong businessman on trial in New York on charges of bribing government leaders in two African nations to land lucrative business deals for a Chinese oil ...

Feds: Hong Kong man in UN bribe case motivated by greed

U.S. 11/26/18, 19:26

Greed motivated a Hong Kong businessman to line the pockets of government officials in two African nations — bribes intended to land lucrative business deals and oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate, federal prosecutors told a jury Monday.But a defense attorney for Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho argued that ...

Trial starts for Hong Kong businessman in bribery case

World 11/25/18, 09:09

The New York trial of a prominent Hong Kong businessman charged in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy is set to begin.Jury selection starts Monday for the trial of Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho.Ho was arrested a year ago on charges accusing him of paying bribes so a Chinese energy conglomerate ...

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