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  1. News - World - COURTS

    Dad in jail 25 years for fatal fire freed over poor arson science

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by AP

    ... Associated Press 1989 jail term quashed over poor arson science A South Korean man who has spent nearly 25 years in US prison for starting a fire that killed his daughter took a big step ... state conviction and life-without-parole prison sentence, ordering that Lee either be tried again within 120 days or released. Lee, owner of a clothing store in New York, had taken his mentally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570089/dad-jail-25-years-fatal-fire-freed-over-poor-arson-science
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Slovak businessman sentenced to 4 years’ jail in international money laundering case

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 07:26pm by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Businessman jailed for four years for inciting undercover journalist to open companies Slovak guilty of laundering charge A Slovak businessman whose international money-laundering plot came undone at the hands of an undercover journalist was jailed for four years yesterday after a dramatic trial. Juraj Jariabka looked sullen as Judge David Dufton ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587945/slovak-businessman-sentenced-4-years-jail-international-money
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Solicitor and wife of former dairy firm director jailed for laundering HK$230m

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:47pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... sentence was reduced from seven years to six-and-a-half. Ye's husband Chen and two other officials from Natural Dairy were charged with conspiracy to defraud over the purchase of New ... yesterday for laundering more than HK$200 million. Solicitor Wu Wing-kit, 57, was sentenced to six years in prison for laundering HK$68.95 million, and Ye Fang, 43, the wife of Chen Keen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595988/solicitor-and-wife-former-dairy-firm-director-jailed-laundering
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former leader Tung Chee-hwa tapped Rafael Hui for government job, graft trial hears

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 01:40pm by Stuart Lau

    ... The former government No 2 said that when Tung Chee-hwa was chief executive he twice invited him to be financial secretary in 2001. Two years later PCCW chairman Richard Li Tzar-kai, the son of Li ... declined Tung, he had cited his new role as managing director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and the availability of other capable candidates. "After [some] consideration, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594574/former-leader-tung-chee-hwa-tapped-rafael-hui-government-job-graft
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui admits in corruption trial that he evaded taxes on 'fees'

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... admitted in court yesterday that he had evaded taxes on income totalling HK$21.8 million, earned from Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong of Sun Hung Kai Properties, in the years before and during his term ... assessment year, 2004-2005, Hui took another HK$3 million from Kwok without telling the Inland Revenue Department- shortly before he was appointed as Tsang's top aide in June 2005. He did so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596408/rafael-hui-admits-corruption-trial-he-evaded-taxes-bribes
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Trial told of Muslim power dispute

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:05am by Lana Lam

    ... The association was established in 1997 as a charitable institution and operated a primary school and a home for elderly Muslims in the New Territories. On February 7, 2010, shortly after Din died, some members of the association- the plaintiffs in the defamation case- held what they said was its annual general meeting and voted for a new council of management. But other members- the defendants- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595529/trial-told-muslim-power-dispute
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Family seeks HK$9 million from Paul Chan and wife in school libel case

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by JULIE CHU

    ... and her heart was with them. "I knelt down before a cross and prayed for them for 40 days earlier this year," she said. "I asked God to give them blessings, to let the light of God ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596279/family-seeks-hk9-million-paul-chan-and-wife-school-libel-case
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyers sound alarm at time Hong Kong suspects spend on remand

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... on remand The amount of time Hong Kong puts criminal suspects behind bars before they come to trial has increased by almost 40 days over five years, a development that one legal expert says ought ... factors in the delays. The average custody period was 99.5 days last year, up from 80 days in 2010 and 60 days in 2008, Correctional Services Department data shows. The department could not say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591982/lawyers-sound-alarm-time-hong-kong-suspects-spend-remand
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Thomas Kwok didn't want siblings to know of higher fee, Rafael Hui tells trial

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:05am by Stuart Lau

    ... a year, at a time when his eldest brother, Walter Kwok Ping-sheung, was chairman of SHKP. Hui started work in the summer of 2003. Despite the high fee, however, SHKP management did not follow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595613/thomas-kwok-didnt-want-siblings-know-higher-fee-rafael-hui-tells
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Filipino maid's son born and raised in Hong Kong loses permanent residency bid

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:43pm by JULIE CHU

    ... of Final Appeal panel refused the application unanimously, ruling that neither 17-year-old Joseph Gutierrez nor his family had shown enough evidence that Hong Kong was his permanent home. Gutierrez ... permanent resident status. But Josephine Gutierrez is not a permanent resident- domestic helpers, unlike other foreign workers, are not allowed permanent residency after seven years- and the court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595384/filipino-maids-son-born-and-raised-hong-kong-loses-permanent

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