The ICAC allegations

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 June, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 June, 2001, 12:00am

COUNT 1: While a member of Legco, Cheng accepted $60,000 from PA Professional Consultants on April 27, 2000, to seek to influence the Chief Executive, his advisers and Home Affairs Bureau officers over the choice of members for the Sports Development Board.

COUNT 2: Cheng misconducted himself between March 1 and April 28, 2000, in the discharge of public office by dishonestly receiving $60,000 from PA Professional and discussing membership of the sports board with the Secretary for Home Affairs without revealing he had accepted payment to do so. Cheng also sought and received from a sports board member a list of names of people whose appointment to the board was suggested be sought.

COUNT 3: False accounting over invoice entries in the sum of $20,000 on the letterhead of Gary Cheng Kai-nam's Public Relations Consultants. The entries were false in that services said to have been rendered included contact with the director and assistant director of Home Affairs when no such contact had occurred.

COUNTS 4 and 5: Charges relating to debts of $20,000 and $60,000 owed to PA Professional.