DEFENDANTS in a court case brought by Grande Holdings associate MTC Electronic Technologies have moved to get accusations of fraud struck out. MTC filed a writ against former president Miko Leung Ming-kang, former general manager Tonic Lam Wai, Leung Sit-wa, brother of Miko Leung and also a former MTC executive, and three companies last year. The writ alleged that Miko Leung had, with the other defendants, defrauded MTC of $32.16 million in a scheme involving double invoicing for electronic production technology. Linko Investments, linked with Miko Leung's wife Judy Lau and her mother Lau Xie-jie, is one of the three companies accused. Last year, MTC gained charge over assets belonging to the defendants. The Laus and their company Linko sought a lifting of the injunction in one action while the Laus, Linko and two other companies sought to have another action dismissed. Miko Leung did not seek to have an injunction lifted. There were a series of simultaneous court actions in Canada, where MTC was listed on the Vancouver exchange, California, where the Securities and Exchange Commission had an interest in the case because of the number of United States investors involved, and in Hong Kong, where the defendants were registered. Defendants sought to have the actions consolidated into a single case. The case was adjourned last week for 30 days. MTC was the subject of a rescue bid by Grande Holdings last month. But, although Grande's offer to inject funds into MTC was accepted by a majority of shareholders, a rival group led by US venture capitalist Harry Edelstone was attempting to have the share proxy vote declared void because not enough time elapsed between the publication of Grande's prospectus and the vote.