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何志平 Arrested

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发表于 11-21-2017 14:15:46 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Press release: Head Of Organization Backed by Chinese Energy Conglomerate, and Former Foreign Minister Of Senegal, Charged With Bribing High-Level African Officials; Defendants Allegedly Conspired to Bribe the President of Chad and the Foreign Minister of Uganda. US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York, Nov 20, 2017
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdn ... er-foreign-minister

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"announced today the unsealing of a Complaint charging CHI PING PATRICK HO, a/k/a 'Patrick CP Ho,' and CHEIKH GADIO with participating in a multi-year, multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe high-level officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for business advantages for a Chinese oil and gas company (the 'Energy Company').  HO and GADIO were charged with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ('FCPA'), international money laundering, and conspiracy to commit both.  GADIO was arrested in New York on Friday afternoon and presented [was arraigned] on Saturday before US Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox.  HO was arrested on Saturday [Nov 18] afternoon

"Wiring almost a million dollars through New York's banking system in furtherance of their corrupt schemes, the defendants allegedly sought to generate business through bribes paid to the President of Chad and the Ugandan Foreign Minister.  As alleged, Ho's Ugandan scheme was hatched in the halls of the United Nations in New York this together with banking supplied jurisdiction for US], when the country’s current Foreign Minister served as the President of the UN General Assembly, and then continued unabated upon his return to Uganda

Ho is "the head of a non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong and Virginia

Note: 何志平 (1949- ; educated and trained in US for 16 years: BS 1972 Stetson University, MD 1976 Vanderbilt, a board certified ophthalmologist in US, with special expertise in retinal surgery; returned to HK in 1884 (age 35); in 1998 married Sibelle Hu 胡慧中 (1958- ), a daughter Audrey Ho Ka Chu 何嘉珍 together; 香港民政事務局局長 secretary, Home Affairs Bureau (2002-2007; under 行政長官 董建華 (2002-2005) and 曾蔭權 (2005-2007) ); a member of the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th (National) Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee 政協 (1993-2013); (香港) 中華能源基金委員會 China Energy Fund Committee 常務副主席兼秘書長 deputy chairman and secretary general)
(a) Regarding 香港民政事務局局長.  The title from 1981 to the 1997 handover was 布政司署政務科 政務司 (政務司 was an official, not a division of HK government),
(b) Stetson University
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stetson_University
(1883- ; was renamed in 1889 to honor benefactor John B Stetson; private; located in Deland (34 miles north of Orlando), Florida)
(c) I believe 胡慧中’s English given name is modified from Sibyl.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibyl
(d)
(i) 中華能源基金委員會  (華信全資設立)
(ii) 中國華信能源有限公司 CEFC China Energy Co, Ltd (1980- ; based in Shanghai; private) is reportedly the corporation on whose behalf Ho bribed)
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