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Dec 07, 2018 08:31 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

U.S. Convicts Ex-Hong Kong Official Linked to Embattled Chinese Energy Firm of Bribery

Patrick Ho, the former head of a CEFC-funded non-governmental organization. Photo: IC
Patrick Ho, the former head of a CEFC-funded non-governmental organization. Photo: IC

A former Hong Kong official has been convicted of bribing African officials on behalf of a major Chinese energy conglomerate, the U.S. Department of Justice announced this week.

Patrick Ho, the ex-director of the Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau, pleaded guilty to paying millions of dollars in bribes to top officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for CEFC China Energy Co. Ltd. gaining an advantage in doing business in the countries, the Justice Department statement said.

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