Bank of China

New bribery charge

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 June, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 June, 2000, 12:00am

Former assistant general manager of the Bank of China Li Dafan, 48, will appear in Eastern Court today charged with accepting $650,000 in bribes for arranging banking facilities of $18 million to Lam Mui-tuen, a proprietor of an aluminium company, in October 1997. Li was earlier charged with accepting more than $3.6 million in bribes from Fan Yingchao for granting a $312 million loan to Fan's company. Fan and Li will stand trial together in November.