Former Hong Kong official Patrick Ho was sentenced to three years in jail over a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving top African leaders. Photo: SCMP
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Fate of Patrick Ho sends out warning

  • Jailing of former Hong Kong home affairs minister in the United States must never be forgotten by companies and businessmen from China who go abroad in search of new markets and growth opportunities

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Former Hong Kong official Patrick Ho was sentenced to three years in jail over a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving top African leaders. Photo: SCMP
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Patrick Ho wept as he apologised during his sentencing hearing in New York on Monday. Image: Reuters/Jane Rosenberg

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
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Patrick Ho wept as he apologised during his sentencing hearing in New York on Monday. Image: Reuters/Jane Rosenberg
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