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  1. Justices uphold stallholders' acquittal

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... not to bid against each other at an auction for spaces in a new market. The 17 stallholders were sentenced by a magistrate to jail terms ranging from nine to 12 months for conspiracy to defraud ... in dishonest conduct and were deceiving the FEHD,' he said. 'The FEHD was deceived into believing that this was a genuine and competitive auction.' The government was therefore deprived ...

  2. Court clears stallholders in no-bid pact

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Seventeen food stall operators who were each sentenced to nine months' jail for agreeing not to bid against one another at an auction had their convictions quashed yesterday after their lawyer pointed out that what they did was not against the law. A leading surveyor expressed concerns over possible collusion at land auctions in the wake of the ruling. ...

  3. Online traders try to avoid detection by using the post to deliver fake goods

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... it received 124 complaints in the first five months of the year about pirated goods being sold at online auctions. Some 80 per cent of cases involved items being delivered to buyers rather than handed ... Copyright Investigation Division, said: 'Online auctions are very good platforms for people intending to sell counterfeit products because they think they can escape being caught if they do ...

  4. Slow justice system costs minority owner millions

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for an order that the shop be sold by public auction under a land ordinance. The tribunal's hearings began in 2008. After 18 days of hearings over nine months, the tribunal on March 20, 2009 set a reserve price at HK$70.5 million and ordered an auction. 'When the wheels grind slow, grind small, justice itself can be crushed in the process,' said Mr Justice Henry Litton ...

  5. Legal for bidders to co-operate at auction

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A ruling by Hong Kong's highest court that it is legal for market stallholders to co-operate at an auction may have implications for bidders in other contexts, such as developers who collude at a land auction. The Court of Final Appeal said yesterday an agreement not to bid at an auction, so as to keep the price down, has long been held in English cases ...

  6. 18 guilty of rigging auction for food stalls

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Eighteen cooked food stall operators were found guilty yesterday of defrauding the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in bidding for stalls at Tai Po Hui Market and were remanded in custody for sentencing on Monday. They allotted cooked food stalls at the new market among themselves and set bids before an auction in 2004, agreeing not to bid against each other. ...

  7. Online sales of fake items on the rise

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be retrieved from auction websites and computers. Dozens of complaints about online activities associated with counterfeiting are received each month, but Kwan said the situation was not alarming. ... in jail and a fine of HK$50,000 for each infringing item. Fakes sold on online auction websites included leather handbags, wallets and clothes bearing brand names. Counterfeit mobile-phone ...

  8. Man sold Shenzhen fake goods on eBay

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A computer firm operator bought counterfeit electronic goods in Shenzhen and sold them to overseas customers through a British online auction site, a court heard yesterday. ... is not a case that the defendant deliberately turned a blind eye to the [authenticity] of the goods as the salesman guaranteed to him that they were real.' EBay is a US-based online auction ...

  9. 22 arrested over internet sales

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Custom officials have arrested 22 people, including three tertiary students, over 18 cases of suspect goods being sold on internet auction sites. A total of 3,491 items, including World Cup jerseys, handbags, wallets, ornaments, sunglasses, socks, shoes, and 17 computers, worth about HK$390,000 were seized. The nine women and 13 men, aged 19 to 53, were released ...

  10. Woman convicted over fake branded goods

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A woman who made HK$10,000 a month on an internet auction website was convicted in Kowloon City Court of selling fake designer products. Chan Yin-ling, 34, pleaded guilty to selling goods with a forged trademark and possessing counterfeits for sale. Principal magistrate Anthony Kwok Kai-on adjourned sentencing to July 5. Customs officers had found 55 necklaces, ...




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