Hong Kong Bribery Case Against Kwoks Ready by March

The prosecution’s bribery case against Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16)’s billionaire co-chairmen Thomas and Raymond Kwok and Hong Kong’s former No. 2 official Rafael Hui will be ready by March, a court was told.

Evidence and witness statements will be available to their lawyers by Feb. 28, prosecutor David Perry said today. Acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai set March 8 for the next hearing of the case. The three men were first arrested last March and charged in court in July.

The Kwok brothers and two other men conspired to provide payments, loans and the free use of apartments to Hui, the city’s former chief secretary, for unspecified favors, according to the charges. The payments and loans totaled more than HK$35 million ($4.5 million), according to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

The case is Hong Kong Special Administrative Region v Rafael Hui, Thomas Kwok, Raymond Kwok, Thomas Chan and Francis Kwan, ESCC2530/2012 in the Hong Kong Eastern Magistrate’s Court.

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