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  1. Lawyer jailed 6 years for HK$10.9m mortgage scam

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A lawyer was jailed for six years yesterday for conspiring to deceive the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in a mortgage scam in which two loans totalling more than ... in the case, the judge said. The court had heard that ICBC paid out a total of HK$10,978,500 for mortgage loans secured between June 1, 2005, and July 31, 2006, for two flats in Le Sommet in North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700748/lawyer-jailed-6-years-hk109m-mortgage-scam
  2. Four arrested over mortgage fraud

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... procedures. 'They were able to get forged identity cards and forged supporting documents in order to get their mortgage loans approved by the bank,' he said. Insisting ... with fake identity cards and supporting documents to obtain two mortgage loans totalling $11 million in February and April this year. 'We believe the syndicate did their own research to find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556292/four-arrested-over-mortgage-fraud
  3. 5 to appear in court over loan deception

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... is alleged to have conspired to defraud by falsely stating information about his employment and salary in applying for a loan under the authority's home assistance loan scheme and a mortgage loan from a bank. In the second set of charges, Yung Siu-ling, Yung Siu-wah and Chung face a joint charge of conspiring to defraud the bank into granting a $505,000 mortgage loan to Chung. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476881/5-appear-court-over-loan-deception
  4. 50 held in ICAC raid on loans fraud ring

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ICAC smashed a fraud syndicate suspected of cheating mortgages out of the Housing Authority and banks. The Independent Commission Against Corruption alleged the fraudsters, with the help of property agents, claimed they were paying up to 50 per cent more for properties than they actually were. The syndicate members shared the money and did not repay the loans. Bank officers were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438797/50-held-icac-raid-loans-fraud-ring
  5. Lawyer broke rules with loan ruse, court finds

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... as security for a loan, the Court of Appeal said yesterday. The unnamed solicitor broke practice rules by acting contrary to his duty to the court, it said. The case stemmed from efforts by HOS tenant ... contacted a licensed moneylender, Dragon Life Finance, which offered him $400,000- enough to cover his needs and pay out the Hang Seng mortgage- at an interest rate of 36 per cent a year, or $12,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513316/lawyer-broke-rules-loan-ruse-court-finds
  6. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Failure to observe formalities can lead to danger

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... however, B contributed to the purchase price or mortgage payments or suffered some other detriment through reliance on the agreement, it would not be fair to allow A to "escape" due ... them. Otherwise, the courts have to decide who owns what. In this respect, the relative contributions of A and B to the purchase price or mortgage payments can be a useful guide in some cases, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220828/failure-observe-formalities-can-lead-danger
  7. Wife impersonation gets borrower jailed

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a business. Afraid to ask her about it a second time, he persuaded a stranger he met at an MTR station to impersonate his wife for a home loan application. The woman donned an eyepatch and, using the identity card of Tsang's wife, walked into a finance company's office in Mong Kok with the defendant and applied for the mortgage. They were granted a HK$2 million loan even though staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644050/wife-impersonation-gets-borrower-jailed
  8. DPP couple in hara-kiri vow after fraud claim

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in the Taiwanese legislature on Tuesday. Prosecutors investigating alleged illegal loans said they suspected the couple had arranged loans to swindle the bank out of at least NT$500 million. Prosecutors ... Prosecutors Office, said the brother had bought a building for about NT$400 million, but had raised the contract price to NT$500 million. Hsueh Tsung-hsien then mortgaged the contract to obtain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602000/dpp-couple-hara-kiri-vow-after-fraud-claim
  9. Time for Tony Chan to come clean

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... assets. At yesterday's hearing, Chan's legal team insisted he was on the verge of getting a HK$150 million loan and was willing to pay 7 per cent above normal interest rates. Justice Poon said the court would not give Chan any more time after allowing three extensions. The judge said he was not even sure Chan would get the loan, which would be secured on a house on Bowen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994319/time-tony-chan-come-clean
  10. Wife impersonation gets borrower jailed

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a business. Afraid to ask her about it a second time, he persuaded a stranger he met at an MTR station to impersonate his wife for a home loan application. The woman donned an eyepatch and, using the identity card of Tsang's wife, walked into a finance company's office in Mong Kok with the defendant and applied for the mortgage. They were granted a HK$2 million loan even though staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644054/wife-impersonation-gets-borrower-jailed

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