Recent ICAC Cases

28
Oct 2021
Hotel manager charged by ICAC admits bribery over engineering and maintenance works

An executive assistant manager of a hotel, charged by the ICAC, today (October 28) admitted at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts that he had conspired with others to accept a bribe of $15,000 from a works contractor for allowing staff members of the hotel to assist in engineering and maintenance works which should have been done by the contractor.

Wong Sai-kwong, 69, executive assistant manager of The Fleming, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy for an agent to accept advantages, contrary to Section 9(1)(a) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance and Section 159A of the Crimes Ordinance.

Magistrate Mr Daniel Tang Siu-hung adjourned the case to November 22 this year for mitigation and sentence, pending probation and community service order reports of the defendant and granted him cash bail.

The court heard that at the material time, the defendant was the executive assistant manager of The Fleming, a hotel in Wan Chai. He was the direct supervisor of an engineer of The Fleming who was responsible for supervising all engineering and maintenance works of the hotel.

In around February 2019, the defendant met with the engineer and a director-cum-shareholder of a works contractor of the hotel. During the meeting, the defendant accepted $15,000 from the director-cum-shareholder of the works contractor as a reward for arranging or allowing staff members of The Fleming to assist in the works which should have been completed by the works contractor.

The ICAC investigation arose from a corruption complaint. The Fleming had rendered full assistance to the ICAC during its investigation into the case.

Arising from the same investigation, Wong Tin-lung, 44, the aforesaid engineer was also charged by the ICAC for allegedly accepting illegal rebates totalling over $470,000 in a separate case. His case was adjourned to February 7 next year for plea at the District Court.

The prosecution was today represented by ICAC officer Rita Li.

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