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NY court upholds bribery conviction for Hong Kong oil tycoon

NY court upholds bribery conviction for Hong Kong oil tycoon
Chi Ping Patrick Ho was sentenced last March to three years in prison for a multimillion-dollar scheme which included schmoozing with top Chad and Uganda officials to get oil rights, said prosecutors.

Authorities brought charges in New York after discovering Ho conducted wire transfers and held meetings in Manhattan, including a rendezvous at Trump World Tower in Midtown.Ribeiro / for New York D/New York Daily News) Ho argued in his appeal that there was insufficient evidence and the jury was improperly instructed at his Manhattan federal trial.[More New York] ‘Like a big brother to me.[More New York] ‘Why she would do something like this?

The Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.Ho — who served 16 months behind bars before his sentencing — said he was “deeply sorry” at his sentencing and was grateful to guards and inmates at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan for keeping him safe.

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