A bad week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 March, 2012, 12:00am

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John Wong

The former head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong was convicted of misconduct and false accounting involving more than HK$3 million after he used university funds to pay his domestic helper and failed to report theft by a subordinate. Wong, 71, was released on bail pending sentencing, but the judge said that this was no indication that he would not go to jail.

Americo Lopes

The 52-year-old New Jersey lottery winner was ordered to pay five former colleagues US$5 million each, after a jury rejected his claim that he had won the 2009 jackpot on a personal ticket, and not with one he had bought as part a lottery pool he shared with his friends. The Star-Ledger of Newark reported that Lopes, as he left the court room, said he had been robbed.

Til

The 17-day-old earless bunny's 15 minutes of fame came to an abrupt end when it was accidentally stepped on by a television cameraman. The fate of Til, who had a genetic defect, was plastered across German papers the same day his keepers at a Saxony zoo were to present him to the world at a news conference. The cameraman told Bild that he hadn't seen Til, who had buried himself in hay, when he took the fateful step backwards.