Administrators of the late billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu Sum’s HK$82 billion (US$10.56 billion) estate have filed a writ against fung shui master Liu Jiantang and three others for selling her fake antiques, Apple Daily reported Wednesday.
The objects were claimed to be able to help her win legal cases and extend her life, the lawsuit says.
The writ, filed in the Court of First Instance on Tuesday, says Wang paid a total of HK$402 million to buy antique relics between 2004 and 2006 from Liu and a foreign firm, Source Achieve Ltd., but they turned out to be fakes.
Part of the amount paid went to two other people surnamed Zheng and Huang, it says.
The administrators sought to recover the HK$402 million plus damages.
They also want a declaration that Zheng and Huang are liable for losses.
Liu, a mainlander who was named by the State Council in the 1980s as the country’s chief expert in Chinese culture, reportedly started offering fung shui advice to Wang in 2005 when she asked him to perform rituals in the hope of winning a legal case concerning the will of her husband, Teddy Wang Teh-huei, who had disappeared.
She did win the case eventually and became the only beneficiary of her husband’s will.
Liu helped Wang align antiques at specific positions so that she could live longer. He was paid HK$312 million for doing so, the report said.
It said Wang’s secretary once testified in court that Liu told Wang the antiques could help extend her life.
Wang was chairwoman of Chinachem Group and Asia’s richest woman when she died on April 3, 2007.
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