US filmmaker charged, ex-general held in Venezuela

Filmmaker Timothy Tracy. Photo: AP

The federal prosecutor’s office said Timothy Tracy, 35, of West Hollywood, California, was charged with crimes including conspiracy, association for criminal purposes and use of a false document.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 12:32pm

Former head of Iceland's failed Kaupthing bank faces conspiracy trial

Icelandic banker Sigurdur "Siggi" Einarsson, who ran Kaupthing bank until its collapse five years ago, is among nine former senior staff who have been charged in Reykjavik with orchestrating five large-scale market manipulation conspiracies.

21 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Mafia extortion or double standard?

Standard Chartered will pay a fine of US$330 million for breaching US sanctions against Iran. Photo: Reuters

The American extortion of Standard Chartered is nearly over. The British bank is ready to pay off, sorry I mean settle with, the rest of the US mafia crew otherwise known as federal regulators, with a fine of US$330 million for breaching US sanctions against Iran.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:14am 5 comments

Former spy chief arrested in Sudan for 'inciting chaos'

Sudan arrested its former spy chief and other senior military and security officers yesterday after foiling what officials said was a plot to incite chaos and target leaders.

Witnesses said they saw army tanks and armoured vehicles moving down a main street in the centre of Khartoum around midnight, but life in the city was normal during the day with shops in the centre bustling.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks charged with bribery conspiracies

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks

Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information - the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

New York cop plotted to kidnap and cook 100 women, court told

A New York police officer dreamed up plots to kidnap, torture, cook and eat at least 100 women whose photos, names and addresses he pulled from a confidential law enforcement database, authorities said.

27 Oct 2012 - 3:35am

Public Eye

Follow the paper trail to get to the bottom of 'basementgate'

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Conspiracy charges must stand up to proper scrutiny

'Apart from Angela Gong, each person against whom charges were laid in this case entered the trial court presumed innocent. They have left this court innocent and, let it be understood, without any cloud over his or her innocence.'

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Doctor accused of Jockey Club fraud

The ICAC has charged another voting member of the Hong Kong Jockey Club with fraud over an application for racing membership of the club, in an investigation that has already resulted in charges against nine people.

Dr David Ho Wai-tak, 69, a medical doctor, was the second of the club's 200 voting members charged. He faces one count of conspiracy to defraud.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Two children hit by van in serious condition

11 Jun 2015 - 4:31pm

Company heads jailed for roles in HK$72m fraud

The former chairman and financial controller of China Sciences Conservational Power were jailed for six years yesterday in a case a judge described as a 'Hong Kong story turned sour'.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

4 accused of lying on club application

Four Jockey Club members appeared in Eastern Court yesterday accused of making false statements on an application form of someone seeking to become a racing member.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Community service for loan fraud

Seven people who admitted posing as students or indemnifiers to defraud the Student Financial Assistance Agency of non-means-tested loans were ordered in Eastern Court to perform 150 hours of community service or undergo 12 months' probation. They had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud.

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Chef lied to police about being robbed

A cook who lied to police that he had been robbed and stripped to his underpants had also pledged fake gold necklaces to pawnshops for more than HK$74,000, Kowloon City Court heard yesterday. Chan King-wai, 22, pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy to defraud and misleading a police officer. The offences took place between October 5 and 12.

27 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Pair accused of damaging burger chain branches

Two men appeared in court accused of damaging three branches of the Shake 'Em Buns burger chain last year. Leung Kin-chong, 29, unemployed, and Henry Leung, 21, a Form Five student, entered no plea in Eastern Court to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal damage. Their case will be transferred to the District Court on September 8.

20 Aug 2009 - 12:00am