Macau billionaire accuses US of persecution over UN bribery scheme case

Author(s): UNK | Date: August 12, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.scmp.com/| URL: http://goo.gl/gGcgCl | Type: text

A Macau billionaire accused of bribing a former United Nations General Assembly president on Thursday accused the US government of prosecuting him for geopolitical reasons to slow China’s influence over developing nations.
In papers filed in Manhattan federal court, lawyers for real estate developer Ng Lap Seng said the case appeared intended to silence his advocacy for a conference centre in Macau, which would have given developing nations a permanent meeting venue in China.
Ng and his assistant, Jeff Yin, were charged last year for engaging in a bribery scheme with former UN General Assembly President John Ashe.

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