Father-in-law's lawyer claims new police evidence The Department of Justice is still deciding whether to drop criminal forgery charges against tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum following the Court of Final Appeal's ruling that she is the rightful heir to her husband's $24 billion Chinachem empire. Last week, five judges overturned two lower court rulings that Asia's richest woman had forged her late husband Teddy Wang Teh-huei's last will, ending an eight-year legal battle with her 94-year-old father-in-law, Wang Din-shin. The saga moves to the High Court today, with a decision expected in a separate case involving the administrators of the estate. The ruling by Madam Justice Carlye Chu Fun-ling will be handed down behind closed doors. Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie said yesterday she had to study the 253-page judgment carefully before deciding whether Nina Wang still had a case to answer against charges she used forgery to pervert the course of justice. Lawyers for Wang have called for criminal charges to be dropped, claiming the evidence is almost identical to that used in the civil case. 'The document has been proved to be genuine, the signature is not forged, so I feel strongly and personally that it should be withdrawn,' her lawyer, Brian Gilchrist, said. But Miss Leung said she would study the judgment carefully before making a decision on whether to withdraw the criminal case, which is set down for a preliminary hearing on October 12. Wang, who has not entered a plea, is on record bail for Hong Kong of $55 million. Mr Wang's lawyer, Albert Tsang Hon-kin, claims police have new evidence from their own investigations that was not used in the trial. He said Nina Wang was such a prominent figure in Hong Kong that the decision to prosecute was not taken lightly. If Nina Wang was successfully prosecuted, Mr Wang could launch another civil case.