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  1. Woman on trial for dealing in proceeds of crime

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A woman stood trial in the District Court yesterday accused of dealing with more than HK$126 million in proceeds of crime. Yam Chim-kwan, 50, owned 11 properties in Hong Kong and had HK$1.35 million in her 11 bank accounts in August 2008, the court heard. Her live-in boyfriend, Thao Phoumy Chan, the head of a mainland drug syndicate, was sentenced to death in Guangzhou ...

  2. 18 years' jail for string of sex crimes

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A waiter with a 'distorted view of sex'- said to have had 300 sex partners in the past five years- was jailed for 18 years yesterday for a string of offences in which he tied up teenage girls he met online and took photographs or video ...

  3. Fewer crimes may get death penalty

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The list of crimes punishable by the death penalty on the mainland will be cut by a fifth if amendments to the criminal code gain approval from the legislature. It is the first ... offences subject to the death sentence- mainly non-violent crimes where the death penalty has been rarely or never invoked. Such offences include smuggling, the forgery of value-added tax receipts, ...

  4. Crime-buster given a suspended death sentence for graft

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Zheng Shaodong, formerly the mainland's top economic crime-buster, was given a suspended death sentence yesterday for accepting bribes and abusing his authority, Xinhua ... offences very serious, the court said. It suspended his death sentence because he confessed his crimes and returned all the money and goods he gained illicitly. Suspended death sentences ...

  5. Chongqing blitz on triad crime ends with 3,348 snared

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The southwestern municipality of Chongqing has wrapped up an eight-month crackdown on triadrelated crime that led to the detention of thousands of suspects. At a meeting ... of law in the campaign to wipe out local crime syndicates. Former People's Daily deputy editor Zhou Ruijin wrote in an article carried yesterday by jcrb.com- a news portal affiliated ...

  6. Guilty of 'crime of speaking'

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As to the crimes of which I am accused, I cannot accept them. During this period of more than a year during which I lost my freedom, I have maintained my innocence during questioning by police officers, ... law of China. It is a typical case of 'the crime of speaking', of how using the ancient crime of sending a writer to prison has continued. It should be criticised as unreasonable ...

  7. A catalogue of school sex crimes

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Liz Heron

    ... of a cover-up because managers failed to take action after the victims' parents informed them about Tong's crimes, which only came to light after the parents went to the police. Maths teacher ... their clothes off. Choi, who was sacked when his crime was discovered, was placed on probation. Lam, a former primary school teacher, was convicted in 2000 of four counts of indecent assault involving ...

  8. History-makers PART 13: Al Capone big city crime boss

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... and other violent crimes. In 1919, when Capone was 20, he and Torrio moved to Chicago. Both men worked for an important mafia chief called Big Jim Colosimo. A year later, Capone killed Big Jim. ...

  9. Money-launderer gets same sentence as partner in crime

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The boyfriend of a jailed former Hang Seng Bank manager yesterday received the same jail term as she did for laundering more than HK$144.63 million that she had taken from her clients' accounts, including those of several prominent peopl ...

  10. Prison pen pals became lovers, then partners in crime on the outside

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui They became pen pals while in jail and lovers after their release. And now their relationship has led them back to prison. Drug addicts Leung Hin-fai, 31, and Sun Chi-man, 32, set up house together in a vacant Tsing Yi flat they broke into in ...




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