A teacher-turned-barrister has been accused of lying to the University of Hong Kong about his occupation while pursuing part-time legal training five years ago. Larry Yeung Hon-keung, 40, who was called to the Bar in 2002, was charged in the Eastern Court yesterday with five offences. No pleas were taken. Yeung is alleged to have falsely told the HKU, while studying for the part-time postgraduate certificate in laws (PCLL) between May 2000 and September 2002, that his employer, the Tai Po Hotel, had released him to attend classes. He is also alleged to have failed to disclose that he was a teacher employed full-time by the Education Department - not a legal manager at the Tai Po Hotel. He is charged with presenting the PCLL Admission Committee with a false letter, purportedly issued by Tai Po Hotel in May 2000. It is also alleged that in February 2000, he conspired to produce a false letter, purportedly from the hotel and dated February 25, 2000. Aspiring solicitors or barristers must complete the PCLL course at either HKU or City University to begin their legal apprenticeship. Yeung is also accused of deceiving the Education Department into granting him no-pay study leave from September 2001 to June 2002 by saying he intended to attend an education-related course and not revealing he had been admitted to the PCLL programme. He is also charged with falsifying an application for no-pay leave. The case was adjourned until September 30.