The HK$60 million corruption trial involving financier Kevin Lee Kwok-wing was delayed after a private US investment company took steps to stop certain documents from being used in the criminal proceedings. Rockefeller & Co yesterday asked a High Court judge to grant an injunction to prevent the Secretary for Justice from using the documents during the trial of Lee. The exact nature of the documents were not revealed by legal counsel yesterday, as the court hearing was behind closed doors. A ruling on the injunction application is expected to be made by Mrs Justice Verina Bokhary tomorrow. Lee was employed as a managing director at Rockefeller & Co (Far East) at the time of the alleged criminal acts. The former financier was arrested in early 1997, and was charged in April 1998. During the April hearing, Lee was informed of the 18 corruption and fraud offences he faces totalling HK$60 million. He is alleged to have accepted bribes between March 1993 and July 1996 in return for purchasing shares in various companies. There are 11 charges of accepting bribes. The prosecution also alleges in a further three charges that Lee conspired to defraud Rockefeller between January 1996 and March 1996. Another three charges allege Lee bribed Eddie Taw Cheng-kong, regional manager (Asia-Pacific) of the Government of Singapore Investment Corp in April and August of 1993 and August 1995. It is alleged he offered Mr Taw HK$1.2 million and about 1.57 million shares to purchase stock in Styland Holdings, Pacific Andes Holdings and Tem Fat Hing Fung (Holdings). Lee also faces further charges of conspiring to accept cash for dealings in various Hong Kong stocks. Lee denies all the charges. It is understood that at least 45 witnesses will be called during the course of the jury trial. The trial has been scheduled to last 60 days, but at least two weeks will have been lost through pre-trial legal arguments and yesterday's injunction hearing. It has already taken more than three years from the date of Lee's arrest for the case to come to court.