Swindlers found guilty of 14 counts of fraud
Two men who swindled HK$153 million from 14 banks using hundreds of bogus invoices and companies they controlled were found guilty in the Court of First Instance yesterday. Hui Po-keung, 50, and Kenny Leung Chi-keung, 44, were found guilty of 14 counts of fraud after the jury deliberated for three days.
Policeman jailed for laundering HK$4.7m
A police constable was jailed for 41/2 years yesterday for laundering about HK$4.7 million over two years. Wilson Ho Hung-yiu, 37, a policeman for 17 years, was earlier found guilty in the District Court on four counts of money laundering he committed between 2007 and 2009. He used four accounts for the illicit property.
Beach offers best view of total lunar eclipse
A total lunar eclipse would occur on the morning on June 16 and would be visible in the city if the weather was fine, the Observatory said. The eclipse process would last one hour and 41 minutes. The Observatory said beaches on western Kowloon, the southern part of Hong Kong Island, Tuen Mun and Cheung Chau would offer the best views.
Dates set for Election Committee polls
The subsector elections of the Election Committee, which is scheduled to select the next chief executive in March, would be held on December 11, and the district council election would be held on November 6, the government announced yesterday.