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  1. Corrupt officials get off lightly: report

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... cent of corrupt officials have been given suspended sentences or even exempted from criminal penalties. The Procuratorate Daily, run by the nation's top prosecution body, said yesterday ... suspended jail sentences or escaped punishment, up from about 50 per cent in 2001. 'A total of 33,519 people convicted of taking advantage of their official duties were given probation between ...


    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A suspended sentence can only be applied for when the term is less than three years To qualify, the defendant will usually have to show remorse or a good attitude, or sign agreements with the authorities about certain conditions If the period is longer than the jail term, a convict does not have to go to jail unless he commits another crime ...

  3. Boss gets suspended sentence after worker dies on the job

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The employer of an electrical technician who died after receiving an electric shock while at work was given a three-month suspended prison sentence yesterday for failing to buy insurance for the worker. Ng Ka-wai, owner of Co-Agent Electrical Project Company, was fined $20,000 and sentenced to three months' jail, suspended for three years, in Kowloon City Court ...

  4. Welfare cheat's sentence too soft, court told

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for one year. In a review application of the sentencing, the department said Leung, 28, 'showed no remorse' before conviction. The eight-month jail term, suspended for two years, ... Chin-ping told the Tuen Mun Court. 'The defendant's action is unfair to the community and the taxpayer,' said Mr Poon said. 'The suspended sentence will project a wrong message ...

  5. Nigerian gets suspended jail term over bus row sparked by racist slur

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A Nigerian man seeking refugee status was given a suspended prison sentence after a fight with a bus passenger who he claimed had insulted him with a racist comment. Ejegi Godspower, 27, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of common assault after initially having been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm. Kowloon City Magistrate Peter Law Tak-chuen sentenced ...

  6. Doctor gets suspended penalty over discounts

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in an advertisement. It was the harshest penalty the Medical Council had imposed on a doctor for such an offence, but it was suspended for two years- which means he will not be struck off unless he repeats his ... The ophthalmologists's lawyer, Harold Leong Kwok-on, urged the council to pass a lenient sentence as Dr Tse was inexperienced in dealing with reporters. He also said Dr Tse was unaware of the advertisement. ...

  7. Death sentences commuted in Yuanhua case

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Three main players convicted in the mainland's biggest smuggling and corruption scandal have had their suspended death sentences commuted to life imprisonment ahead of the alleged ringleader's expected extradition from Canada, local media reported yesterday. The Fujian Daily said the Fujian Higher People's Court had commuted the two-year suspended death ...

  8. Suspended jail term over fake LV goods

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Hainan boutique owner targeted in copyright battle A Hainan shop owner has become the latest scalp in the mainland's war against copyright infringement, with a court in Sanya giving him a suspended jail term for selling fake Louis Vuitton leather goods. Boutique owner Li Jianjun was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for three years, ...

  9. Convicted solicitor is suspended

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The Law Society has suspended from practice a solicitor jailed earlier this year over an attempt to frustrate an ICAC investigation into alleged market manipulation. Andrew Lam Ping-cheung, 54, received a four-year sentence on June 16 on one count of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The prominent solicitor was jailed along with three others for his involvement ...

  10. Suspended jail term for press official

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang A court in Zhengzhou, in Henan, handed down a suspended one-year term to a media official convicted of accepting 20,000 yuan for not running a negative story about a local construction bureau. The sentence underlines official calls this week to purge the industry of graft and was one of four recent alleged cases of media extortion highlighted by the State Administration ...




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