Judges in the Chinese-controlled territory of Macau found a former top prosecutor guilty of over 1,000 charges yesterday (July 14 2017) and jailed him for 21 years, reported public broadcaster TDM.
Ho Chio Meng was once tipped as a candidate to head the former Portuguese colony, now the world’s largest gambling hub. His graft case is the most high profile to hit Macau in more than a decade.
Ho, who headed Macau’s public prosecutions office from 1999 to 2014, denied the charges, stating in court that they were “horrific”. But he acknowledged that irregularities took place during his term.
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