Recent ICAC Cases

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Nov 2022
Ex-IO member charged as ICAC probe reveals using false cash memos to claim works payment

A then member of the Incorporated Owners (IO) of a private residential building was charged by the ICAC yesterday (November 17) for allegedly using false cash memos to claim works payment from the IO revealed in the course of a corruption investigation.

Wong Suk-wing, 49, then member of the IO of Cheong Yuen Building, faces four counts of using a false instrument, contrary to Section 73 of the Crimes Ordinance. He was released on ICAC bail, pending his appearance in the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts next Monday (November 21) for plea.

Cheong Yuen Building is a private residential building. In early 2019, the IO of Cheong Yuen Building appointed the defendant, who was an IO member, to obtain quotations from contractors for the replacement of four fire doors. The defendant proposed to engage a friend to repair the doors at $12,000. The IO agreed and subcontracted the works to the defendant.

Upon completion of the works, the IO requested the defendant to provide the relevant cash memos certified by him for processing the works payment.

It is alleged that between March 2019 and July 2020, the defendant used four false cash memos purportedly issued by three building material suppliers in the total sum of over $10,000 to induce the IO to accept them as genuine.

The ICAC investigation arose from a corruption complaint. Enquiries revealed that the four cash memos contained false information. Had the IO known that the contents of the cash memos were false, it would not have made the payment.

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