Hong Kong businessman gets 3 years in prison for bribery
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Hong Kong businessman earned leniency with a three-year prison sentence dispensed Monday by a judge who said bribes paid to the presidents of two African countries were...
Hong Kong businessman seeks leniency in US bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — 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...
Hong Kong businessman guilty of bribery in African oil deal
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury convicted a Hong Kong businessman Wednesday of bribing the presidents of two African nations to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate, a case that stretched from the halls of the United Nations and highlighted the often blurry line between nongovernmental organizations and private enterprise.
HK businessman guilty of bribery in NYC
Arguments in UN-linked business bribery trial draw to close
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. prosecutor told a jury Tuesday that a "cheating" Hong Kong businessman undermined faith in the international market by lining the pockets of two African presidents to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate.
But a defense attorney for Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho called the prosecution "deeply flawed" and assailed the credibility of a Senegalese diplomat who had been indicted alongside Ho before agreeing to testify for the government.
Senegalese diplomat says Chad president rejected $2M bribe
NEW YORK (AP) — The president of Chad became enraged four years ago after a Chinese oil and gas company tried to bribe him with $2 million cash secreted in gift boxes, a Senegalese diplomat told a federal jury Wednesday.
Former UN president backs indicted Hong Kong businessman
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 and gas conglomerate.
Feds: Hong Kong man in UN bribe case motivated by greed
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 the multimillion-dollar payments were both charitable and aboveboard, and that the conglomerate received "nothing in return."
Trial starts for Hong Kong businessman in bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York trial of a prominent Hong Kong businessman charged in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy is set to begin with jury selection Monday.
The trial of Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho begins a year after he was arrested on charges accusing him of paying bribes so a Chinese energy conglomerate could secure business advantages. He has been held without bail.
His lawyer has said Ho is looking forward to clearing his name. Ho was once Hong Kong's home affairs secretary.
Judge: No bail for Hong Kong man in UN-linked bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — A United Nations-linked bribery case against a Hong Kong businessman seems stronger after a prosecutor revealed that a former co-defendant will testify at trial that Chad's president rejected the man's $2 million bribe in 2014, a judge said Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska made the observation as she rejected a renewed bail application by Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho. Ho, 68, was arrested in November.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge rejected bail on Thursday for a prominent Hong Kong businessman awaiting trial in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy, saying evidence in a prosecution that could result in decades in prison was strong enough to make him want to flee.
Bail denied for Hong Kong businessman charged with bribery
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge rejected a bail request Monday for a prominent Hong Kong businessman charged in a United Nations-linked bribery scandal, saying he was too great a risk to flee.
U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest, who set trial for Nov. 5, listened to more than an hour of arguments before saying no bail conditions could guarantee Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho would be at his trial.
Hong Kong businessman pleads not guilty in bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — A Hong Kong businessman charged in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy pleaded not guilty on Monday to an indictment charging him with helping to arrange millions of dollars in bribes to the president of Chad and the Ugandan foreign minister.
Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, polite and soft spoken, said "not guilty, judge" to each of eight counts he faces in the case in Manhattan federal court. Judge Katherine Forrest said it was unlikely that a trial would occur before next year.
Lawyers seek bail for Hong Kong businessman in bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — The attorneys for a former Hong Kong government official charged in the United States with using bribes to secure business deals asked a judge on Friday to release their client on bail.
The lawyers representing Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho said in a letter to Judge Katherine Forrest that Ho "is neither a danger to the community nor a flight risk."
Hong Kong businessman denied bail in bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Hong Kong government official was denied bail on Friday in a U.S. case accusing of him using bribes to secure business deals.
Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was jailed last week after being charged with paying bribes on behalf of a Chinese energy conglomerate to the president of Chad and the Ugandan foreign minister.
Uganda’s foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's foreign minister faced growing calls for his resignation Thursday following allegations in the United States that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as president of the U.N. General Assembly.
China’s CEFC denies links to alleged Africa bribery plot
HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese energy company has denied having anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure an edge with African officials on its behalf.
2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors have charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals, with one of the schemes relying on gifts paid to a former president of the United Nations General Assembly.