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2016-2-29

A former deputy chairman of a listed company (Company A), charged by the ICAC, was today (Monday) sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment at the District Court after he was convicted of perverting the course of public justice by intimidation with a view to influencing the Chief Executive (CE) and the ICAC Commissioner to terminate an ICAC investigation.

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2016-2-26

Two former and serving teachers of a music company (Company A) appeared in the Tsuen Wan Magistracy today (Friday) after being charged by the ICAC with accepting a total sum of $9,300 in illegal rebates for referring students to buy musical instruments from a supplier.

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2016-2-24

A former stage technician of a theme park has been charged by the ICAC today (Wednesday) with offering over $10,000 of cash as bribes to his former colleagues for purchasing merchandise at discounted prices and handing them over to him for resale.

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2016-2-23

Two former managers of a bank, charged by the ICAC, were today (Tuesday) sentenced to jail terms up to 18 months at the District Court for their respective roles in offering a bribe of $100,000 in relation to referral of clients and deceiving about $117,000 in commissions from the bank.

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2016-2-4

An assistant foreman of a construction company (Company A) appeared in the Tuen Mun Magistracy today (Thursday) after being charged by the ICAC with bribing a works supervisor of the Highways Department (HyD) for taking no enforcement actions against breaches of and non-compliance with conditions in a permit for excavation works at Tin Shui Road in Yuen Long.

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2016-1-29

A former member of the Tai Po District Council (DC), charged by the ICAC, was today (Friday) sent to jail to serve his five-month prison term after the Court of First Instance dismissed his appeal against conviction of making false claims of about $500,000 from the Tai Po DC Secretariat.

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2016-1-27

This morning a report concerning the criminal investigation into allegations made against Mr Timothy Tong Hin-ming, former Commissioner of the ICAC, was tabled before the independent Operations Review Committee (ORC) which oversees all ICAC investigations for consideration. The ORC was informed that pursuant to legal advice given by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), no criminal proceedings against Mr Tong would be initiated, and of the reasons for the decision. After considering the report and the legal advice, the ORC endorsed the recommendation that no further investigative action in relation to suspected criminal offences would be taken by the ICAC.

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2016-1-27

The ICAC today (Wednesday) makes the following statement in relation to the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by the Transparency International (TI), which ranks Hong Kong the 18th least corrupt place among 168 countries/territories: In the 2015 CPI, Hong Kong’s score has improved by one point from 74 in 2014 to 75 in 2015. Notwithstanding the slight drop in the ranking of one place, the improvement in the overall score indicates that Hong Kong’s corruption situation has remained stable, without any sign of deterioration. The community continues to be served by a clean civil service and businesses continue to enjoy a level playing field.

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2016-1-25

A former senior supervisor of a licensed money lender (Company A), who was charged by the ICAC, admitted at the Kowloon City Magistracy today (Monday) that he had accepted illegal commissions totalling $27,000 in relation to referral of two loan applicants, and conspired with his subordinates to defraud the money lender of wages.

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2016-1-20

Two former senior staff members of a charitable organisation (Organisation A) appeared in the Eastern Magistracy today (Wednesday) after being charged by the ICAC with misappropriating funds totalling over $600,000 from the organisation, fraud, perversion and possessing false instruments.

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