Acquitted sauna operator faces retrial

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 May, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 May, 2010, 12:00am

The Court of Appeal quashed the acquittal of a sauna operator who was found not guilty after prosecution evidence was undermined when witnesses talked among themselves during the trial. Lau Hon-keung again faces two counts of money laundering from 2004 to 2005. Mr Justice Michael Lunn yesterday said the jury could infer that the saunas were used for illicit activities and that Lau was handling proceeds from an indictable crime.