Recent ICAC Cases

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Apr 2021
Former pork delivery driver charged with offering $120,000 for keeping job

A former driver of a fresh pork delivery company was charged by the ICAC yesterday (April 14) with offering advantages totalling over $120,000 to his supervisor for keeping his job.

Ma Cho-fai, 65, former full-time driver of Ontime Corporation Limited (Ontime), faces four counts of conspiracy to offer advantages to an agent, contrary to Section 9(2)(a) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance and Section 159A of the Crimes Ordinance.

The defendant will appear in the Fanling Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow (April 16) for plea.

At the material time, the defendant was a full-time driver of Ontime which provided fresh pork delivery services from a slaughterhouse to different meat stalls in Hong Kong. The defendant was under the supervision of a manager, who owed him money.

Two of the charges allege that between February 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019, the defendant conspired together with the manager to, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, offer advantages, namely monthly release of loan liability of $5,000 or $7,000 to the manager, as an inducement to or reward for the manager to assist the defendant to continue his employment with Ontime.

Two other charges allege that between February 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020, the defendant conspired together with the manager to, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, offer monthly cash payments of $2,000 or $5,000 to the manager for the same purpose.

ICAC enquiries revealed that the total loans offset and cash payments allegedly amounted to $76,000 and $47,000 respectively.

Ontime has rendered full assistance to the ICAC during its investigation into the case.

The defendant has been released on ICAC bail, pending his court appearance tomorrow.

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