The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up billionaire Macau real estate developer Ng Lap Seng’s appeal of his conviction and four-year prison sentence for bribing two U.N. ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center.
The justices left in place a lower court’s 2019 ruling that federal bribery laws covered the payments made by Ng despite his contention that the statutes excluded money going to people involved in public entities such as the United Nations.
Ng was convicted in 2017 on all six counts he faced, including bribery, money laundering and corruption, after a four-week trial, then lost an appeal to the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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