Former Hong Kong Leader Found Guilty Of Misconduct In Office

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Hong Kong –   Donald Tsang, former Head of Hong Kong’s Government, was found guilty of misconduct public office by a jury on Friday according to the South China Morning Post.

He has become the highest-ranking public to be convicted of criminal wrongdoing Hong Kong’s history.

After a four-week trial and 20 hours of jury deliberation, Tsang, 72, was found guilty of misconduct for failing to tell a council of advisors about talks with a major shareholder of digital broadcaster Wave about a luxury property he planned to refurbish.

Wave was seeking a broadcasting license from the Tsang administration at the time.

Tsang, who as executive of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2012, was acquitted of a second misconduct charge and the charge of accepting an advantage as chief executive.

He returns to court on Monday for sentencing, where he faces to 7 years prison.