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.
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
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.
Veteran criminal lawyer says odds are against Ho given the large amount of evidence against him.
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.
Defendant also apologised to President Idriss Deby, who felt insulted and disrespected after finding money in boxes from him and CEFC China Energy representatives.
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
Ho stands accused of bribing African officials to bag oil development rights for a Shanghai-based energy group.
Lawyer Benjamin Rosenberg tells court that payments made to African officials were donations and contributions.