HKSAR v. Lui Kin Hong

This was a final appeal by Mr Lui against his conviction and sentence.

Mr Lui was convicted of conspiracy to accept advantages contrary to common law and the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance. A jury had found that, while an agent of Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation and British American Tobacco Company (HK) Limited, Mr Lui had accepted bribes in the order of $23 million for ensuring the supply of cigarettes to certain companies. He was subsequently sentenced to 3 years and 8 months imprisonment, and ordered to pay $500,000 in fines, $10 million in restitution and prosecution costs of $11 million.

In this decision, the Court of Appeal dismissed Mr Lui's appeals against both conviction and sentence, and increased the sum that Mr Lui was required to pay by way of restitution.


HKSAR v. Lui Kin Hong

  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Apr 6, 2001
  • High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Court of Appeal


Plaintiff Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Defendant Jerry Lui kin Hong

Legislation Cited

Evidence Ordinance

Prevention of Bribery Ordinance

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