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During the trial in February, Tsang’s lawyers claimed their client had paid a legitimate rent of 800,000 yuan (HK0,000) in 2010, even though the prosecutors said the lease was signed in 2012 with a receipt dating the same year.
Based on bank records, the prosecutors also alleged that Bank of East Asia chairman David Li Kwok-po, who was also a Wave Media shareholder, had paid Tsang HK0,000.
University of Hong Kong lecturer Eric Cheung Tat-ming said the prosecution, if it was to press for a third trial, would have to demonstrate that it either had strong evidence, or that the offence in question was not just serious, but one of “extreme gravity”.
It would have to be a case of homicide or terrorism, he said.
Despite deciding against a third trial, David Perry QC asked Tsang to pay a third of the legal costs incurred when he was convicted of misconduct in February.The former top official has been out on bail since April pending an appeal.Tsang, who led Hong Kong between 20, had denied one count of accepting an advantage as the chief executive during the last two years of his tenure.That marked the second time Tsang’s trial ended in a hung jury over the same charge stemming from free renovation work he allegedly accepted from a local radio station’s owner.He was sentenced to 20 months in prison in February after being found guilty of misconduct in public office, but a split decision on the bribery charge prompted the government to seek a second trial.
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