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District Court

Ex-PLA soldier and lover jailed for theft, laundering

A former People's Liberation Army soldier who became an "expert burglar" has been sentenced to seven years' jail, the maximum in the District Court, for stealing millions of dollars worth of jewellery and cash from two industrial buildings.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Ex-TVB chief Stephen Chan acquitted of bribery

A judge on Thursday maintained his previous decision to acquit former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan and his former assistant of bribery charges over show payments.

The ruling was the result of a two-day hearing that was held after the Court of Appeal sent back the case to District Court Judge Poon Siu-tung.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Carson Yeung wins delay of money laundering trial

Carson Yeung, owner of the English soccer club Birmingham City, has been given four more months to prepare his defence on money laundering charges.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

District Court judge will reconsider his verdict in TVB bribery case

The bribery case against former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan and his former assistant has been sent back to the District Court judge who acquitted them after prosecutors won an appeal yesterday.

The Court of Appeal ruled that Acting Chief District Judge Poon Siu-tung erred in law in acquitting Chan and Edthancy Tseng Pei-kun last year.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:30am 1 comment

VST chairman found guilty of rigging share price

Hong Kong-listed VST Holdings chairman Li Jialin was yesterday convicted in the District Court of manipulating the price of his company's shares.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

David Li's cousin jailed for five years for HK$10m scam

A cousin of Bank of East Asia chairman David Li Kwok-po was jailed for five years and two months yesterday for scheming to get a former girlfriend and her mother to pump millions of dollars into a bogus investment firm.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:18am

Bankrupt driver jailed over death of worker

A bankrupt businesswoman has been jailed for three years for dangerous driving causing death after a trial in which video footage from a taxi at the scene of an accident showed she had lied to police.

The Mercedes-Benz driven by Lam Ying-yu, 40, hit the back of a taxi at the site of road works, sending it cannoning into three workers including Chow Shu-tak, 61, who died.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm

Versions differ on deletion of files

Gavin Shiu, a senior Department of Justice prosecutor, and his secretary yesterday gave seemingly conflicting testimony when asked in court yesterday about the deletion of files related to a fraud trial.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Prosecutor's secretary breaks silence on missing files

A secretary in the Department of Justice made a U-turn in a legal case yesterday, co-operating with police after initially refusing to speak to investigators, the District Court heard.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Man accused of pimping Filipino

A Polytechnic University researcher is accused of recruiting a Filipino man to come to Hong Kong to work as a prostitute and of living off his earnings.

Wan Cho-yiu, 32, yesterday pleaded not guilty at the District Court to five charges, including human trafficking, living off the earnings from prostitution and drug possession.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tycoon jailed for lewd photos

A gay businessman who tricked male models into taking photos in G-strings and threatened to publicise the embarrassing pictures was called 'despicable' yesterday, as a judge sentenced him to 17 months in jail.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am