Date
21 September 2017
Thomas Kwok is among five defendants in the dock in a high-profile graft case. Photo: Bloomberg
Thomas Kwok is among five defendants in the dock in a high-profile graft case. Photo: Bloomberg

Jury picked for corruption trial of Rafael Hui & Kwok brothers

Nine jurors have been selected for the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and the two of the billionaire brothers of Sun Hung Kai Properties, RTHK reported Monday.

The five men and four women jurors were chosen from a pool of 150 Monday morning for the trial in Hong Kong’s High Court. Mr Justice Andrew Macrae reminded to jurors to disregard all previous media reports on the case and to make their decision only upon the evidence they hear in the courtroom.

The trial “will last until the end of September, possibly into October”, Macrae added.

Hui is accused of receiving HK$34 million in cash and other advantages between 2000 and 2009, including the period when he was chief secretary.

Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong faces one count relating to conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui, and two others of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Raymond Kwok Ping-luen faces charges on four offenses, including one of furnishing false information.

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