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  1. Comment - Letters

    Tough money laundering law

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the money laundering offence, raise significant issues. Professionals in the financial services industry share their concerns. It might surprise many that in Hong Kong you can be convicted of the offence if you did not know or believe that the money was the proceeds of an offence- in fact, even if you believed it was not, if the court finds (objectively) reasonable grounds for believing ...

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    Against proposed dirty money law

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... He claims that this would make it easier to fight money laundering. All this law will do is erode private property protection guaranteed by the Basic Law. In jurisdictions that have civil ...

  3. Jail for cheating friend out of Mark Six win

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... earlier. The next day, someone claimed the prize money. The court had heard that Yu had gone to drink tea with two female friends. When they heard that he was heading to a betting office, ... Joyce Man A man who kept a friend's Mark Six lottery ticket and pocketed a HK$38,800 prize was jailed for six weeks yesterday. Yu Tak-chak, 57, agreed to buy a ticket for his friend ...

  4. Bank gets stuck with drug-money buck

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp HSBC's top executives apologised yesterday for 'shameful' mistakes made concerning the bank's lax anti-money laundering controls. The bank set aside ... lambasting HSBC for lax anti-money laundering controls was a Senate report, which is significant because the Senate is part of Congress, the legislative branch of the US government. This means it can ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Chief Hong Kong prosecutor wants easier way to seize dirty cash

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... way to seize dirty cash The chief prosecutor says he wants the law changed to make it easier for authorities to confiscate dirty money, as the city wages an uphill battle against money ... on the balance of probabilities- a lesser standard of proof- that the cash is the proceeds of a serious crime in order to confiscate it. The civil proceedings are separate from criminal charges of money ...

  6. HK court's 'drug money' knockback for El Chino

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... over alleged links to one of the world's biggest narcotics rackets. He had hoped to use the Hong Kong money to sustain his five-year legal battle to stave off his forced return to Central ... government rejected his claims as 'pure fiction'. The Hong Kong court refused to release the money mainly on the grounds that the allegations against him were still under investigation. ...

  7. Law firm client wants its money back

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong office. The plaintiff, a financial services company called Top Point, said money was held in escrow by K&L Gates and was part of the HK$780 million allegedly stolen by one of its ... money had been lent were 'either fabricated or forged by Aggarwal'. Sussex argued that Aggarwal was the architect behind Top Point's loss, for which K&L Gates could ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pleaded not guilty to the same charges. Pau Hang-chuen, 35, pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud and four counts of money laundering. Eight suspected tree thieves arrested ... in a collision between a minibus and a truck in Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan, shortly before 9am. Mark Six There was no winner of last night's first prize. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 9, 24, 33 and 41 ...

  9. Ex-bank clerk jailed for laundering illegal bets

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A man was jailed for 20 months yesterday for laundering more than HK$5 million in proceeds from illegal betting on horse racing. Lin Yung-kwan, 35, a former bank clerk, pleaded guilty in the District Court to one count of money laundering for collecting bets using his bank account between 2003 and 2008. Lin was arrested in May 2008 when police raided a flat ...

  10. Cat shooter 'murdered over money'

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and beaten to death in a row over money, police said yesterday. Investigations indicated that the killing in Temple Street had nothing to do with animal cruelty allegations involving the 38-year-old, ... was provoked by a money dispute and took place before daybreak on Wednesday.' The officer believes no weapon was used in the assault. His assailants drove their victim to Kwong Wah Hospital ...




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