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  1. Law firm client wants its money back

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... former partners, Navin Kumar Aggarwal. Aggarwal, who lives in Hong Kong, was charged in August with three counts of theft and three counts of forgery for allegedly stealing HK$780 million from ... an asset-freezing injunction against Aggarwal, who is a Hong Kong resident. Charles Sussex SC, for K&L Gates, yesterday opposed Top Point's claim, saying that mainland entities to whom the missing ...

  2. Theft case figure soars to HK$780m

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... partner of the international law firm K&L Gates. Prosecutors unveiled the massive new figure as Navin Kumar Aggarwal, 44, appeared for a short hearing yesterday on the case in which he faces three counts of theft and three counts of forgery. Aggarwal was initially accused of stealing about HK$16.6 million from his former law firm between January 13 and July 21 last year. But senior ...

  3. Bankruptcy for lawyer in HK$780m theft case

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at least HK$780 million of clients' funds was yesterday declared bankrupt by the High Court. Mr Justice Aarif Barma of the Court of First Instance allowed the bankruptcy petition against Navin Kumar Aggarwal filed by Macau casino Melco Crown Gaming, to whom Aggarwal owes about HK$4.6 million. Aggarwal, who faces three counts each of theft and forgery, will next appear in criminal ...

  4. Law firm: ex-partner admitted he stole funds

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... firm K&L Gates, former partner Navin Kumar Aggarwal confessed he had taken money which the firm held for clients because of his gambling habit, the firm's lawyers told a Court of First ... against Aggarwal, who is a Hong Kong resident. Aggarwal's lawyers applied in court yesterday to have about HK$3.7 million released from his accounts to settle legal bills arising from ...

  5. Macau casino sued in law firm theft case

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... misappropriated. K&L Gates says the ex-employee, Navin Kumar Aggarwal, wrote a letter of confession after resigning last June, saying: 'I don't know what the devil got into me.' It filed ... of Melco's property represents money that Aggarwal took, or his net winnings, or both, and to have Melco pay what it owes. Four clients had been repaid a total of HK$117 million, the writ said. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    I don't know what devil got into me, says lawyer

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu and Thomas Chan

    ... orchestrated by a now-disgraced lawyer. Four Hong Kong-listed companies and corporate high-flyers were also duped. Before he was jailed for 12 years yesterday, Navin-kumar Aggarwal, 47, wrote a letter to the K&L Gates law firm of which he was a former partner, confessing his crime. "I don't know what devil got into me," he said. In a coincidence, one of Aggarwal's unsuspecting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FRAUD

    Gambling lawyer in Hong Kong’s biggest fraud case jailed for 12 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Sentencing Navin-kumar Aggarwal, former partner of K&L Gates, a judge described it as Hong Kong's worst case of embezzlement. How does a man get through at least HK$500 million of other people's money? The answer in your case was gambling Mr Justice Peter Line Aggarwal, 47, pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to two counts of fraud and one of money laundering in a scheme ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Fortune tellers should see it all coming

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Fortune tellers should see it all coming One thing that you can safely predict about fortune tellers is they will step up to the plate whenever there is a chance to garner media attention. No sooner had the royal baby appeared in London than they were out with their take on the future king of England. You can be assured that local practitioners ...

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    Snowden's revelations are chilling for us all

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Snowden case is chilling for all of us The BRICS nations are banding together to protect their information security, it was reported over the weekend. Another report said companies were seeking out security firms to shore up their internet security. Hey, what about you and me? You have nothing to worry if you are not a terrorist. That is what ...

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    Secret court still not out in the open

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Secret court still not out in the open Despite being stuck in a Moscow airport transit hotel with no passport and few people ready to help him, Edward Snowden may have scored a first victory, albeit a small one, in his quest to bring details about the secret US surveillance to the public's reach. On Tuesday, the Foreign Intelligence ...




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