A film star turned District Councillor was found guilty of election fraud yesterday. Magistrate Symon Wong Yu-wing rejected a defence claim that a subordinate of Lee Pui-ying, 60, had acted in her name without authority by asking two voters to sign forms falsely claiming they were registered as electors in the constituency she was contesting. The subordinate, who was neither named in the charges against Lee nor called as a prosecution witness, was 'the missing link' in the case, said barrister Lawrence Lok, SC, for Lee. Lee denied conspiring with Andrew Ng Cheong-fai, 50, and Choy Chi-king, 29, to defraud the Registration and Electoral Office in November 1999. She also pleaded not guilty to two counts of perverting the course of justice. Co-star of the late king of opera Tang Wing-cheung in several films, Lee won her seat in the Stanley and Shek O constituency of Southern District Council in November 1999. Mr Wong said: 'The accused and nobody else was set to gain from the conspiracy . . . She not only took part in it but played a role far more vital than the others. Everything was planned by the accused.' The magistrate, sitting at Western Court, said he was '100 per cent sure' Lee committed the offences. The Independent Commission Against Corruption brought the charges. Lee will be sentenced on October 22. She will remain on bail but cannot leave Hong Kong. Ng, a senior conveyancing clerk, and Choy, a secretary with a solicitors' firm, were each sentenced to two months' jail in April after denying two voting offences.