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John Wong

Jail time reduced for HK$3m embezzler

A clerk who misappropriated more than HK$3 million in University of Hong Kong funds had her jail term reduced to 18 months yesterday after she helped prosecutors convict her former boss, Dr John Wong.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

Judges may be partial to a light touch

Our courts sometimes work in mysterious ways and the sentencing of criminals is a dark art whose fairness and justice will often have to be taken on faith by laypeople.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-HKU head surgeon John Wong spared jail

The former head of surgery at the HKU, John Wong, was spared jail yesterday after being convicted last month of misconduct and false accounting involving more than HK$3 million.

But he was handed a community service order of 240 hours - the maximum allowed. After the hearing at the District Court, Wong, 71, said: 'I am very relieved that it is finished.'

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

John Wong

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-HKU surgery head guilty of misconduct

The former head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong has been found guilty of misconduct and false accounting involving more than HK$3 million after he used university funds to pay his domestic helper and failed to report theft by a subordinate.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

March verdict for ex-HKU surgery head

The District Court will hand down its verdict in March on a former University of Hong Kong head of surgery accused of misconduct and other offences.

John Wong, 71, is facing two counts of misconduct in a public office and two of false accounting. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has been facing trial.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Judges who advised on embezzlement named

A court yesterday named the senior judges who advised a retired head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong he could decide whether or not to report to police the embezzlement of HK$2.7 million from a trust fund.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Defendant told he 'did not need' to report fraud

Two senior judges had advised a retired head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong that he could use his discretion as to whether to report a staff member's embezzlement of HK$2.67 million from a trust fund, the District Court heard yesterday.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Revolutionary's account awaits Beijing's approval

The author of a book about the early years of Sun Yat-sen is anxiously awaiting approval from Beijing for its publication on the mainland in time to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1911 revolution.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-HKU surgery head in court on funds charges

The former head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong appeared in court yesterday to face charges that he misused more than HK$700,000 of the institution's funds to pay a domestic helper.

Top surgeon John Wong, 70, was also accused of covering up a subordinate's embezzlement, and cheating on overseas travel expenses through false accounting in a firm he set up.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

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