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Acquittal

Ruling a mixed bag for ex-legislator

Former lawmaker Mandy Tam Heung-man lost her constitutional challenge to election law, which she says deprives candidates of their electoral rights.

Friday, 11 May, 2012, 12:00am

Sex den operator jailed for laundering HK$17m

The operator of a sex den was jailed for two years yesterday for laundering HK$17 million in proceeds from sexual services provided at saunas in Yau Ma Tei.

Lau Hon-keung, 54, was found guilty in District Court on two counts of money laundering, for handling the proceeds of illicit services offered at the Temple Street Sauna between 2004 and 2005.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Appeal over starlet's wet T-shirt thrown out

The government never had a chance of securing a conviction under child pornography laws against a magazine that published a cover picture of a teenage starlet in a wet T-shirt, a judge said yesterday.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

ID parade with small men sees big man acquitted

A large Pakistani man charged with wounding with intent was acquitted yesterday after the judge found that he had been submitted to a flawed and unfair identity parade.

Amjed Khan, 23, had faced three charges of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Almas Mohammad, Gulam Murtaza and Kahliq Zubair in September 2003 at the entrance of Victoria Park near Sugar Street.

11 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Club will now try to repair reputation dented by trial

The Hong Kong Jockey Club was last night digesting the wider implications of yesterday's District Court judgment in the Robbie Fradd trial, which contained a number of negatives for the Club despite the jockey's acquittal.

15 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Jury to decide on last tower blaze accused

Jurors are expected to retire this morning to make a ruling on the last abode seeker on trial over the fatal Immigration Tower blaze.

Mr Justice Azizul Suffiad is due to finish his directions to the jury on the 39th day of the trial, which has already seen the acquittal of 14 other claimants.

13 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Retrial for trio in pirated discs case

The Court of Appeal yesterday ordered the retrial of three businessmen acquitted of making pirated video discs, saying the trial judge made 'several fundamental errors of law'.

The panel of three judges was satisfied there were sufficient grounds for reconsidering the March 15, 2000, verdict of District Court Judge Alan Wright after prosecutors lodged an appeal.

23 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Bank manager cleared of stealing $570,000 life-savings from client

A former Dao Heng Bank branch manager accused of swindling an elderly client out of her life-savings of more than $570,000 was acquitted yesterday. Eastern Court magistrate Robert McNair cleared Mak Kam-ho, 49, of theft, saying guilt could not be proved beyond reasonable doubt.

9 May 2001 - 12:00am

Death-charge acquittal

Building renovator Chan Keung-ming, 45, accused of the manslaughter of Leung Kam-wing, 49, was acquitted in the Court of First Instance. He still faces five counts of robbery, two of false imprisonment and one of rape, all of which he has denied.

24 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Rape acquittal

A Court of First Instance jury acquitted clerk Andy Yau Man-dick, 22, of raping a woman, 18.

15 Sep 1999 - 12:00am