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Let defendants know likely sentence

Let defendants know likely sentence

"Justice," said Lord Atkin, "is not a cloistered virtue." Each year, thousands of people are prosecuted for criminal offences, with many contesting their guilt.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 5:01am

Sevens ticket accused didn't act alone

Only one of five men involved a scam selling fake Rugby Sevens tickets in March was arrested, it emerged in court yesterday.

Alexander de Sola Torgersen, an agent for sports ticket agency Euroteam, told Eastern Court he met a group of five men when he bought tickets for the tournament on March 22, a day before the annual event kicked off.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Solicitor quits after being rebuked by defendant

A solicitor making a plea for leniency after his client was found guilty of embezzling clients' money quit yesterday after the defendant rebuked his statements in court and talked about her fears of being kidnapped in prison.

Ivan Tang Yiu-wing, who was representing Anna Yen Hau-ming in the District Court, asked Deputy Judge Ada Yim Shun-yee to discharge him from the case.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Computer technician, 23, released on bail

A computer technician who allegedly dishonestly accessed a computer related to the release of nude photographs of celebrities on the internet was released on bail yesterday.

6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Helper gets 21/2-year term for baby abuse

An Indonesian domestic helper who physically abused a two-month-old baby was jailed for 21/2 years yesterday.

Eni Agustiningsih, 28, earlier pleaded guilty in the District Court to one count of ill-treating Wong Hau-ling in a manner that harmed the infant in October last year.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Father gets two years for molesting daughter

A father was jailed for two years yesterday for indecently assaulting his 14-year-old daughter while they were on a cruise.

The 47-year-old pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent assault but denied another, which was left on court files.

16 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Trouble just waiting to happen

A woman charged with assault ended up in hospital with hypertension yesterday after losing her cool while waiting to appear in Eastern Court.

Ma Kwai-chun, 57, whose occupation was listed as merchant, was due to appear over an alleged assault on Ip Tsui-yuk outside the High Court in Admiralty on December 17 last year.

23 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Air ticket scam suspect in court

A woman arrested in connection with an alleged airline ticket pyramid scam appeared in Eastern Court yesterday charged with using a copy of a false instrument.

Philippine-born Jenina Medrano, 37, a Hong Kong permanent resident, is said to have submitted to the Immigration Department a copy of a letter dated August 13, 2001 purportedly issued by Pioneer Travel Services Limited.

15 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Teenager hid birth, court told

A 15-year-old girl appeared in court yesterday accused of covering up the birth of her newborn daughter, who was found dead after allegedly being thrown from a 12th-floor window.

The girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, faces one count of concealing the birth of a child. No plea was entered at the Juvenile Court hearing in Kowloon City.

7 Mar 2002 - 12:00am