In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 November, 2007, 12:00am

HK$3m laundered in stocks scam, court told

The owner of a British consultancy firm laundered more than HK$3 million generated by a fraudulent stock-buying scheme through an HSBC account in Hong Kong, the District Court heard yesterday. A retired London judge, Clive Callman, was among 27 British victims allegedly conned into depositing money to secure bogus stock transactions. A Philippines resident, Everton Clive Davis, 51, who set up the Hylton Consultancy Group, pleaded not guilty to six charges of money-laundering before Judge Bernard Whaley. The hearing continues today.

Hunt for maker of fake food

Customs has sought help from mainland authorities to hunt down an underground food manufacturer on the mainland after it seized 620 jars of fake preserved dried cabbage with a retail price of HK$5,000. Forty officers raided a distribution company in Fanling and four grocery stores on Monday, arresting two men and three women.

Welder injured fighting fire

A welder, 61, fell from scaffolding outside a first-floor restaurant while using a bucket of water on a burning banner in Des Voeux Road West, Western. He was treated for a leg injury and firemen doused the blaze.

Losing investor in death leap

A 48-year-old man jumped to his death from the multi-storey columbarium in Cape Collinson Road, Chai Wan. His family told police said he had lost money investing in the stock market.

Food expo to have 720 booths

There will be more than 720 booths at the 42nd Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo in Victoria Park from December 8 to January 1.

Mark Six

There was no winner of the first prize. The numbers were 7, 25, 27, 33, 35 and 45. The extra number was 6. Four tickets each won the second prize of HK$326,830. Third prize paid HK$31,405.