Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ex-Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho gets 3-year sentence after tearful apology

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Disgraced former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping is expected to be sent to a minimum security prison after a US court sentenced him to three years in jail, and fined him US$400,000 (HK$3.1 million) over a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving top African leaders. But Ho, 69, who delivered a tearful apology before the sentencing in New York federal court, could be released as early as in June next year.

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