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City's top court to hear Stephen Chan appeal


City's top court to hear Stephen Chan appeal
Former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan arrives at the H igh C ourt on Dec 18, 2015. (Roy Liu / China Daily)

HONG KONG — The Court of Final Appeal on Wednesday granted former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan leave to appeal his conviction on graft charges.

Chan’s appeal hearing is scheduled for one day on Feb 21, 2017.

The court was told Chan took an under-the-table payment for hosting a show at the Olympian City shopping mall in Tai Kok Tsui in 2009 and failed to report the payment to TVB, the city’s dominant TV player.

Chan’s assistant, Tseng Pei-kun, was also convicted in the case, but had previously waived his right to take the case to the Court of Final Appeal.

The pair was arrested by the city’s anti-graft watchdog – the Independent Commission Against Corruption – on March 11, 2010.  The case has dragged on since then, in an ongoing tug-of-war between the prosecution and defendants.

District Court Judge Poon Siu-tung acquitted the duo on the graft charges in September 2011.

The case, however, was sent back for reconsideration by the Court of Appeal in November, 2012.  In March of 2013, Poon again found the two innocent,

Chan and Tseng subsequently were convicted last December, at the direction of the Court of Appeal. Chan was fined HK$84,000 and Tseng HK$28,000. Neither was ordered to serve jail time.

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