Two charged with theft from US share sales

The misappropriated money was allegedly used by their relatives to buy a house in California, a Mercedes-Benz and unspecified jewellery.

Two former senior officials of China North East Petroleum have been charged with misappropriation of part of the proceeds of the firm's share sales. The money was allegedly used by their relatives to buy a house, a car and jewellery.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 4:33am

SFC takes First Natural Foods founder to court over HK$84m embezzlement claim

Yeung Chung-lung

Legal proceedings have begun against Yeung Chung-lung, the founder and former chairman of First Natural Foods, over false accounting and the alleged embezzlement of HK$84 million in corporate assets.

25 Apr 2013 - 6:15am 1 comment

Communist Party probes Jilin carmaker's missing billions

Cars in Tianjin that are distributed by FAW. Photo: Xinhua

More than 100 senior managers at one of the mainland's leading carmakers, the First Automobile Works Group (FAW), have been questioned, and some have been detained, by Communist Party investigators looking into missing company assets, according to a report by the 21st Century Business Herald.

11 Apr 2013 - 5:44am

Singapore court sentences for Jiangxi official for receiving stolen money

A former local-government official in Jiangxi province, Li Huabo, who was accused of a 94 million yuan (HK$116 million) fraud, was sentenced to 15 months' jail in Singapore for receiving stolen money in his bank accounts in the city state.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:41am

Fake Tahitian prince stole HK$129m from Australian health department

A man who led a playboy lifestyle while claiming to be a Tahitian prince pleaded guilty yesterday to embezzling A$16 million (HK$129 million) from an Australian health department. New Zealand-born Hohepa Morehu-Barlow, also known as Joel Barlow, admitted eight offences including aggravated fraud as an employee and forgery in the Brisbane District Court. He was jailed for 14 years.

20 Mar 2013 - 3:40am

Spain king's son-in-law distances royal family from fraud scandal

Spanish Duke of Palma Inaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spanish King Juan Carlos I. Photo: EPA

Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law Inaki Urdangarin was questioned by a judge on the island of Majorca over allegations that he embezzled millions of euros of public money paid to Noos, a charity he managed.

24 Feb 2013 - 6:25am

Embezzler had plastic surgery, but lure of Gangnam bars leads to his arrest

A South Korean man who embezzled US$4.3 million and had plastic surgery to evade capture has been arrested after a hostess-bar spending spree in Seoul's upmarket Gangnam district.

23 Feb 2013 - 2:48am

China Digest, February 20, 2013

Guangzhou scientists have warned cat lovers that various lilies can kill their pets, the Guangzhou Daily reports. Certain species such as Lilium longiflorum, sometimes called the Easter or November lily, as well as daylilies, are known to be toxic to felines.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:12am

Ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jnr accused of misuse of campaign funds

Jesse Jackson Jnr and his wife Sandra are both said to have agreed plea deals over federal court charges. Photo: NYT

Jesse Jackson Jnr is alleged to have splashed out thousands of dollars on Bruce Lee souvenirs and a US$4,000 guitar once owned by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:53am

Beijing bribery cases up in 2012

Wang Qishan. Photo: Xinhua

Zhang Guoying, director of the anti-corruption office of the Beijing Municipal Procuratorate, told the Beijing People's Congress yesterday that municipal prosecutors had handed 1,883 graft cases involving 2,238 officials to legal authorities over the past five years, with 115 defendants being bureau-level officials, the Legal Evening News reported.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:33am

China Digest, January 7, 2013

The embezzlement trial of the former deputy general manager of a state-owned military contractor has begun at Beijing's No 1 Intermediate People's Court, the Beijing Times reports.

7 Jan 2013 - 6:28am

Policeman Wang Dengchao jailed for graft 'after calling for democracy'

Lianhuashan Park in Shenzhen, where on March 10 last year Wang Dengchao was said to be planning a rally to commemorate the 87th anniversary of the death of Sun Yat-sen.

A Shenzhen policeman was sentenced to 14-1/2 years' jail on corruption charges in November after he tried to organise a pro-democracy rally in a local park, his wife said yesterday.

4 Jan 2013 - 8:46am

'Cosmetic corruption' the latest pattern uncovered in graft-fighting campaign

'Cosmetic corruption' the latest pattern uncovered in graft-fighting campaign

A dozen women cadres have expanded the envelope for official corruption on the mainland, becoming entangled in a scandal that involved accepting prepaid cards for spa treatments and hairdressing.

20 Dec 2012 - 9:47am 1 comment

China Digest, December 8, 2012

The winner of a food-inspection competition discovered five illegal additives in half an hour, the Beijing Morning News reports.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:52am

China Digest, October 12, 2012


Five die in mine

12 Oct 2012 - 4:39am