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Thursday, 31 March, 2011, 12:00am

Lily Chiang was on leave at time of alleged offences, court hears

High-profile businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei was on sick and maternity leave after losing an unborn twin during the period of her alleged fraud offences, a court heard yesterday.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Police officer named as voice on recording

A police officer accused of perverting the course of justice in connection with an earlier vice trial has been identified in court by the sound of his laugh on a tape recording.

Barrister Ken Ng Kin-man, a prosecutor in the earlier case, told District Court he believed the man heard laughing on the tape was police officer Chow Chi-pang.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Defence says more arrests possible for acid attack

More people may be arrested and prosecuted in the case of six men who pleaded guilty to being involved in an acid attack against a prosecutor, a court heard yesterday.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

It's blackmail and extortion, says Sands casino chief

A lawsuit filed by the sacked head of Las Vegas Sands' Macau subsidiary amounts to blackmail and extortion, Sands chairman and chief executive Sheldon Adelson said yesterday.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lily Chiang denies instructing aide over HK$340,000 sale of shares

High-profile businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei denied instructing her personal assistant to sell shares and pocket HK$340,000, a court heard yesterday.

Chiang, 49, the former chairwoman of the General Chamber of Commerce, is on trial in the District Court with two other defendants on five charges of fraud and making false statements. Two of the charges are alternative.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The worst system corrupts its best officials

For centuries, West Lake, in the centre of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, has been universally recognised as one of China's most iconic spots, famous not only for its picturesque landscape but also for its rich historical and cultural heritage.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Sex tapes a new weapon to smear foes

In the old days of rough-and-tumble Southeast Asian politics, political players might attempt to smear their adversaries by calling them a communist, Western lackey, Vietnamese puppet or other such nasty labels. As wealth came to the region in the 1980s and 90s, it was just as effective to smear political rivals by accusing them of corruption.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Inescapable conclusion

Twice in just over five years Hong Kong's highest courts have had to rule on conflicting accounts of Nancy Kissel's family life: was her husband a high-flying banker betrayed by the mother of his three children or was he a violent and abusive husband who cruelly mistreated his long-suffering wife?

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

A lengthy battle


Nov 2: Robert Kissel last seen alive at his Parkview flat by Andrew Tanzer, his neighbour. Nancy Kissel bludgeons Robert Kissel to death after he drinks a drug-laced milkshake.

Nov 6: Colleague David Noh files a missing persons report and police find Robert Kissel's body in a storeroom at Parkview.

Nov 8: Nancy Kissel is charged with murder.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Jurors consider manslaughter or murder in retrial of Nancy Kissel

A jury is expected to continue deliberating today on whether American expatriate Nancy Kissel is guilty of murdering her Merrill Lynch investment banker husband.

By 8.30pm last night, more than five hours after the jury retired, a panel of nine had not finished deliberating in the Court of First Instance.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Defence may seek mistrial for Lily Chiang

The fraud trial of businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei was yesterday told of a shady man in a baseball cap who passed over to one of her co-accused what appeared to be police files on her personal assistant.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Judge starts directing jurors in Kissel retrial

The judge presiding over the retrial of Nancy Kissel yesterday began giving directions to the jury and recounting evidence given over the past 21/2 months.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

I heard tapes of ICAC officers later, lawyer told court

A lawyer who asked a witness in a fraud case to tape anti-corruption investigators allegedly coaching him how to testify said she did not listen to the recordings until after her client was arrested.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Youths jailed for fatal attack on 15-year-old

Three youths were jailed for up to eight years each yesterday for a fatal triad-related attack on a 15-year-old.

Mok Tsz-yeung, 20, Ng Wai-lun, 17, and a 15-year-old, who cannot be named, had been charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter, which the prosecution accepted.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am