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  1. Indecent assault conviction overturned

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Gary Chu Man-kit, who in May had been found guilty of indecent assault, had his conviction overturned yesterday. After a staff party in March, Mr Chu shared a taxi ... conviction, finding there was insufficient evidence to prove the woman had not consented to the activities that took place. In particular, the judge referred to a CCTV video showing the pair kissing ...

  2. Taxi loitering conviction upheld

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The city's top court yesterday upheld the loitering conviction of a taxi driver who touted in the airport passenger area. In the first prosecution of its kind, Tong Yiu-wah was convicted by Magistrate John Glass in the Tsuen Wan Court in 2004 on one count of loitering in the airport bylaw area without reasonable cause, violating the Airport Authority Bylaw. ...

  3. Veteran ready for jail if convicted on broadcast

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a fine if he is convicted. The chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, who has been charged with using unlicensed equipment when delivering ... said that he would 'fight to the very end' and would refuse to pay a fine if convicted. He also would not allow others to pay the fine for him. Tsang said a rally might be organised ...

  4. Man convicted in tips-for-cash scandal

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The District Court yesterday convicted a man of offering rewards to jailed Australian jockey Christopher Munce for horse-racing tips. Fung Hok-cheung, 47, earlier pleaded not guilty to a count of offering advantages to an agent. His sentencing was adjourned to October 11, pending a background report. The court was told Fung conspired with an anti-graft agent officer ...

  5. Ex-policeman convicted of taking bribes

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter A former policeman was convicted yesterday at Kowloon City Court of accepting nearly HK$9,000 in bribes from a Mong Kok nightclub operator. Leung Kin-fai, 48, who had been detective senior police constable attached to the Marine Port district at the time of the offences, was found guilty of four counts of accepting an advantage. Magistrate Peter Law Tak-chuen ...

  6. Rape conviction overturned due to judge's comment

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The Court of Appeal has quashed a rape conviction because a comment by the judge may have influenced the testimony of a key witness. Dominic Tse Hoi-pan was jailed on August 21 ... the conviction, it left open the question of whether he should be retried. ...

  7. School bus driver convicted

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A school bus driver who ran over a 79-year-old woman, who subsequently died, was convicted of careless driving in Sha Tin Court yesterday. Lee Kwok-wah, 59, was acquitted of the more serious charge of dangerous driving causing death in relation to the November 17 accident in Yi Shing Square, Sha Tin. Magistrate Timothy Casewell said the prosecution could not prove ...

  8. Sharp rise in conviction of bosses for late wages

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The number of employers convicted of delaying wage payments to their staff has soared since a team of former police officers began tracking down defaulters, including directors who spent company money on mainland mistresses, domestic helpers and concert tickets. There were 69 such convictions last year, the first full year since the former officers were engaged, ...

  9. Ex-teacher loses conviction fight

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The conviction of a teacher who attempted to become a barrister and lied about his employment while applying for legal training seven years ago was upheld by the Court ... was convicted by Deputy Judge David Thomas in July last year after a trial in the District Court. The court heard that between May and September 2000 he had passed himself off as a legal manager ...

  10. Banker's theft conviction quashed after surgical-drug revelation

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A top banker had her shoplifting conviction quashed yesterday on the grounds that she probably acted under the influence of a surgical drug injected a few hours earlier. Chia ... used the tags from Pride and Prejudice, HK$158, and Mail Order Wife, HK$120. Ms Chia denied one charge of theft in Kowloon City Court in December, but was convicted and fined HK$2,500. ...




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