(Donald Tsang trial) Prosecutors will not seek retrial

Local | 6 Nov 2017 12:30 pm

Prosecutors in the corruption trial of former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, (pictured, center), will not press for a retrial, Headline Daily, sister paper of The Standard reported today.

The eight-member jury was dismissed by High Court judge Justice Andrew Chan Hing-wai last Friday after the first retrial ended with a hung jury.

In writing, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung and the government prosecutor David Perry, QC, have today informed the city's former leader of the decision, the report said.

Tsang, 73, is accused of accepting a HK$3.5 million free refurbishment and renovation project from Bill Wong Cho-bau, a Wave Media company boss, from January 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012.

He pleaded not guilty to accepting an advantage.

Tsang led Hong Kong for seven years from 2005 and is the highest-ranking Hong Kong official to face a graft trial. (File photo)

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