Former Hong Kong home affairs secretary Patrick Ho had a bail application quashed for a third time on Thursday by a US federal judge.
Judge Katherine Forrest of Federal District Court in New York denied the bail application after considering additional documents submitted by Ho, who faces money laundering and corruption charges, saying that he should still be considered a flight risk.
There are arguments that could “reasonably motivate him to flee, or to stand to fight in court”, Forrest said. “But I am leaning towards the motivation to flight at this point in time.”
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