Two directors and a financial controller of an audio-visual company were found guilty yesterday of conspiring to defraud the University of Hong Kong (HKU) over a $35 million medical complex contract. Deputy District Court Judge Pang Chung-ping convicted Clara Chan Lai-wah, 33, and Tony Luk Wing-chi, 39, both directors and shareholders of In-Concept International, and their financial controller Marshall Ng Wai-sang, 30. The case was adjourned until February 18 for sentencing, pending background and community service order reports. The three were granted bail ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. They were also ordered to surrender their travel documents. The court heard that in 1997, the university started to build a new medical complex at Sassoon Road, Pokfulam. The complex was completed in early 2001. In-Concept and another firm, Media-Go Engineering Company, were shortlisted to submit formal tenders for the design, supply and installation of audio-visual facilities. On July 18, 2001, Chan offered Media-Go a $200,000 consultancy fee, plus a $5 million purchase order for audio-visual equipment, in return for the withdrawal of its tender. A complaint was made to the Independent Commission Against Corruption accusing the company of offering a bribe to obtain the contract. The court also heard that Chan had suggested that Media-Go inflate its tender price to ensure that In-Concept secured the contract. Luk and Ng met a shareholder and a director of Media-Go at a Mongkok hotel, where Luk gave the director $50,000, being the initial payment of the consultancy fee, as well as a set of draft tender documents and a floppy disk for him to fill in the relevant information. In August 2001, In-Concept and Media-Go submitted their respective tenders of about $35 million and $39 million to the Tenders Board of HKU. As a result, In-Concept was awarded the contract.