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  1. Internet users' convictions upheld

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The convictions of three internet users for defamation were upheld yesterday by the Fuzhou Intermediate Court. They will be jailed for up to two years for posting the petition of an alleged rape victim's mother online. Fujian resident Lin Xiuying, is convinced the sudden death of her 25-year-old daughter, KTV hostess Yan Xiaoling, in February 2008 was the result ...

  2. Three convicted over 'rape' blackmail plot

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Three people who attempted to blackmail a man into paying HK$50,000 over a claim of rape were convicted yesterday in the District Court before Deputy Judge David Dufton. The woman who claimed to have been raped, whose identity was not revealed, and Kenji Li Ka-yee, 27, were found guilty of blackmail and perverting the course of justice. The woman's ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Property developer convicted of masterminding scam to delay deal

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A property developer was convicted yesterday of conspiring with a repossession negotiator to make false affirmations in civil proceedings to try to frustrate a HK$14 million ... in the District Court to two counts of perjury and one of forgery. His one-year jail sentence was suspended for two years. Two months later, Chan was convicted of three charges and jailed for three years. ...

  5. Con man convicted over identity fraud

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for loans and credit cards was convicted on 10 counts of deception yesterday. Chung Wai-man, 38, had run up debts of HK$120,000 using the information, the District Court heard. He pleaded not guilty on April 30 to 11 counts of deception and was convicted on 10 of them yesterday. Judge Patrick Li Hon-leung put off sentencing to June 16 and called for a background report after Chung, through ...

  6. Conviction for severing fingertip is quashed

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Republic's consulate in Egypt, was overturned on appeal. Ms Hazim was convicted in November of a single count of wounding over the incident, which occurred at about 3am on October 9 in the toilets ... away,' he said. Mr Justice Michael McMahon agreed. He ruled that the evidence was not enough to prove the injury was intentional or recklessly inflicted and quashed the conviction. Jonathan ...

  7. Verdicts awaited in witness-tampering appeal

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Court of Appeal judges reserved their decision on the appeal by two lawyers, a businessman and his girlfriend against their convictions in a witness tampering case. Andrew ... against Wong. Barrister Kevin Egan, 61, is fighting his conviction for trying to expose the witness in the media. ...

  8. Man jailed for breaking into houses

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A mainlander who broke into three houses was sentenced to 39 months in jail after he pleaded guilty in the District Court yesterday. Tian Zhibo, 31, was convicted of three counts of burglary. He broke into the houses, including two on The Peak, in October 2006 and November last year. ...

  9. Man jailed for attempted bank robbery

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man was jailed for six years and eight months yesterday after he attempted to rob a bank with an air gun because he did not have enough money to pay a HK$3,300 fine for littering. Hui Man-sang, 45, earlier pleaded guilty at the Court of First ...

  10. Legal experts worried by decision to free waitress

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Centre. 'She now carries two mountains on her shoulders: a criminal conviction and a record of being mentally ill,' she said. 'The full impact of these two mountains on the rest ... worried Ms Deng's conviction might set a bad precedent for women who find themselves in similar situations. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences law professor Liu Renwen also disapproved ...




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