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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    The hypocrisy of a crime that is not a crime

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 12:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Hapless Tiger Asia executives pleaded guilty to insider trading but there would have been no offence if they had bought rather than sold The hypocrisy of a crime that is not a crime A Hong Kong court... ordered US hedge fund Tiger Asia Management and two senior executives to pay more than HK$45 million to about 1,800 investors for insider dealing of shares in two Hong ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Dirty money alarmism just doesn't wash

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... doesn't wash According to the [PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey on economic crime], 37 per cent of companies in Hong Kong and Macau- mainly banks and casinos- had experienced money laundering ... prominence in this newspaper on Sunday and shows us in a bad light indeed. Tsk, tsk... we'll have to clean up our act. The second one on the prevalence of general economic crime, which was taken ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a don't-do-it-again lapse, but an outright crime? In answer, the judge in the case said it poses a general risk to the judicial system (What risk, milud?) and the prosecutor said these two people were ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong dances to the money laundering tune

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Draconian laws allow our authorities to convict supposed launderers without evidence of a crime – and all to please a European agency HK dances to the money laundering ... and that jurisdiction. European bank regulators run scared of FATF. Looking guilty of a crime is enough to be sent to prison if it involves any money transfers This means that we in Hong Kong have to watch our ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    How jailing old ladies on suspicion aids Hong Kong's anti-crime image

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... anti-crime image How jailing old ladies on suspicion aids Hong Kong He [the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kevin Zervos] said the onus was still on the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendants had committed the crime … "We are dealing with the proceeds of serious crime. If countries and states do not have anti-money-laundering regimes and measures in place, ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Proof needed to show a crime has been committed

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jailing of young mainlander over spate of bank deposits and transfers puzzling Proof needed to show a crime has been committed A young mainlander was yesterday jailed for 10½ years for laundering a record HK$13.1 billion over just eight months. SCMP, January 24 With dismembered bodies scattered all over the blood-spattered scene of this horrendous crime ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Public suffers most from big bank fines

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 01:22am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp US failure to prosecute banks for alleged crimes, but instead impose large fines, punishes the general public while failing to serve justice Public suffers most from big ... be innocent of any crime. It is only the appearance of justice that these prosecutors want. After endless legal harassment, the banks will give in and pay billions. There was supposedly no waiver from ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    In Hibor debate, remember you have to pay for good data

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... beneficiaries of purported financial crimes: Professional people have no cares Whatever happens, they get theirs I use the word "purported" deliberately in the case of these Libor and Hibor ... with valuable information for free? If you really want to know, pay up. I see no crime here. But has Hibor been rigged? I offer you the evidence of the chart showing comparative interest rates since ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    DPP finds right case in call to rein in SFC

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Then again, however, in the same issue of this newspaper in which we reported on his stand we carried a report of two people sentenced to jail for five years for money laundering. What crime had they committed to make the money they had handled the proceeds of a crime and therefore laundered money? We do not know. We were not told. It is entirely likely that a judge or jury would not really have ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    The wrongs of the right-thinking approach to law

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... or she is dealing in the proceeds of serious crime and that the accused knew these facts and circumstances. Kevin P. Zervos, Director of Public Prosecutions Letters to the Editor, March 21 Let's split a few hairs here. Note that Mr Zervos does not say the accused knew that he or she was dealing in the proceeds of serious crime, only that he or she knew the facts and circumstances ...




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