Presumptions and assumptions


The city’s Court of Final Appeal continued the criminal trial of former Prosecutor-general Ho Chio Meng yesterday in a session that only lasted throughout the morning. President of the Court of Final Appeal, Justice Sam Hou Fai, questioned the former top official on 56 accusations of money laundering and two crimes of failure to properly declare assets. According to the prosecution the defendant’s brother, brother-in-law and alleged associates had used different methods to transfer money obtained from over 1,300 contracts awarded by the Prosecutor’s Office and authorised by Ho.