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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Loan sharks charged kidney patient 1,000pc interest on medical bills

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... financial firms, one officer said. "He claimed he had borrowed money from the gang 28 times and that the loans ranged from HK$2,000 to HK$6,000 each," he said. Police said the interest ... in October. Police have been hampered in their efforts to track down the gang because it contacted debtors only by telephone and text messages. The New Territories North regional crime unit ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Woman rescued from cliff, arrested for husband's murder

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... say Fong has no record of mental illness and are investigating whether the killing was linked to a financial dispute. Police are also investigating whether foul play was involved after ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Jerome Lau jailed for indecent assault

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 05:29pm by Austin Chiu

    ... on young men who aspired to modelling jobs. “Such behaviour is abhorred by the public and must be discouraged,” said Lin, who criticised Lau for abusing his financial power to exploit the victims. ... was driven to commit the crimes out of loneliness and low self-esteem. Lau started taking lewd photos of men for sexual gratification in 1988. A psychologist’s report described Lau as immature, ...

  4. Free flow of money but not for crime

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... That need not mean that our safe streets and rule of law are a respectable facade for their operations. But the fact is that our location as a transport and financial hub makes the city attractive ... not always get the credit they deserve for their efforts. They cannot pull their weight internationally, however, without the help of banks and other financial institutions in keeping a lookout ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Traces of Cultural Revolution crimes in anti-Japanese violence

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 08:33am by John Kennedy

    ... China Numbers: Jets, Lawsuits and Female Inmates Xinhua--  China to release plan for financial reform: official  --  Senior military official urges no slackness in military preparation  -- Role ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Former RBS China chief financial officer questioned by police

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Former RBS China official questioned by police A former chief financial officer with the Royal Bank of Scotland's China operations was recently questioned by police over suspected economic crimes. According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, Edgar Zhi, formerly also of ABN Amro China, was investigated by police for alleged ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - GOVERNANCE

    Britain's Financial Services Authority fines UBS £30m over rogue trader Adoboli

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... and financial crime, said. "As a result Adoboli, a relatively junior trader, was allowed to take vast and risky market positions, and UBS failed to manage the risks around that properly. "We ... that it might have to increase capital levels for operational risks as regulators levied penalties in response to Kweku Adoboli's US$2.3 billion trading loss. The Financial Services Authority ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Suspected money-laundering cases in HK surge 29pc

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Anti-money-laundering law sparks rise in cases reported by banks and financial institutions Suspicious cash transactions surge The number of suspicious financial transactions reported to law enforcers surged 29 per cent in the first half of the year, following the enactment of an anti-money-laundering law in April. Police said there had ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Organised bank crimes

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Under London's light-touch supervision, for decades City traders rigged rates for their own profit. Now, the prosecutors are closing in … bank crimes Every ... brokers, such as ICAP, to French ski resort Chamonix or the Monaco Grand Prix. "We will never know the amounts of money involved, but it has to be the biggest financial fraud of all ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Ohio Amish sect leader, followers convicted of hate crimes

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 11:47am by Reuters in Cleveland

    ... Reuters in Cleveland An Ohio Amish sect leader and 15 of his followers were convicted on Thursday of federal hate crimes in connection with a string of beard- and hair-cutting attacks ... spectators. Some witnesses said they had never been outside the counties of their birth before travelling to Cleveland for the trial. Prosecutors contended the crimes were motivated by religious ...




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