Emma Kazaryan

Emma Kazaryan is a multimedia journalist based in New York City.

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After tearful apology, ex-Hong Kong official Patrick Ho gets ‘truly merciful’ 3-year sentence in US bribery and money laundering case

Ho was given credit for time already served so will spend an additional 20 months behind bars, and must pay a US$400,000 fine.

Ho was given credit for time already served so will spend an additional 20 months behind bars, and must pay a US$400,000 fine.

26 Mar 2019 - 11:26PM
7 Dec 2018 - 4:15PM
The knitter and the latecomer: 12 jurors who decided Patrick Ho’s fate in ex-Hong Kong minister’s US$2.9 million corruption trial

Nine women and three men spent seven days in a New York courtroom before finding Ho guilty of seven of eight counts of bribery and money laundering

Nine women and three men spent seven days in a New York courtroom before finding Ho guilty of seven of eight counts of bribery and money laundering

6 Dec 2018 - 11:21AM
Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping convicted in US court on 7 of 8 counts in bribery and money-laundering case

The former Hong Kong minister was found guilty by a federal court of offering millions of dollars in bribes to African officials and now faces jail time in the United States.

The former Hong Kong minister was found guilty by a federal court of offering millions of dollars in bribes to African officials and now faces jail time in the United States.

7 Dec 2018 - 11:16AM
Ex-Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho could know as early as Wednesday whether he will be jailed on corruption charges

Veteran criminal lawyer says odds are against Ho given the large amount of evidence against him.

Veteran criminal lawyer says odds are against Ho given the large amount of evidence against him.

4 Dec 2018 - 11:21PM
Trial of former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho hears key witness Cheikh Gadio ‘went too far’ with talk of deals between Chinese companies and Senegal government

Former Senegalese foreign minister says he regrets making claims about nation’s diplomatic recognition of Beijing in 2005, during third day of testimony in New York.

Former Senegalese foreign minister says he regrets making claims about nation’s diplomatic recognition of Beijing in 2005, during third day of testimony in New York.

30 Nov 2018 - 8:02PM
Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho apologised, was ‘impressed’ by Chadian president’s rejection of US$2 million cash gift: bribery trial witness

Defendant also apologised to President Idriss Deby, who felt insulted and disrespected after finding money in boxes from him and CEFC China Energy representatives.

Defendant also apologised to President Idriss Deby, who felt insulted and disrespected after finding money in boxes from him and CEFC China Energy representatives.

29 Nov 2018 - 10:32PM
Key witness in ex-Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho’s bribery trial says he was ‘surprised and shocked’ by US$2 million gift to president of Chad

Former Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Gadio was arrested at same time as Ho but had charges dropped after he agreed to testify for US government

Former Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Gadio was arrested at same time as Ho but had charges dropped after he agreed to testify for US government

28 Nov 2018 - 10:12PM
Bribery trial of former Hong Kong home affairs minister Patrick Ho begins in New York, as jurors say they hold no bias against China

Ho stands accused of bribing African officials to bag oil development rights for a Shanghai-based energy group.

Ho stands accused of bribing African officials to bag oil development rights for a Shanghai-based energy group.

27 Nov 2018 - 10:54PM
Ex-Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho’s US$2.9 million corruption trial opens, as defence calls it a ‘bribery case with no bribes’

Lawyer Benjamin Rosenberg tells court that payments made to African officials were donations and contributions.

Lawyer Benjamin Rosenberg tells court that payments made to African officials were donations and contributions.

28 Nov 2018 - 9:17AM