Recent ICAC Cases

Mar 2024
Ex-security supervisor of public housing estate charged by ICAC gets two months’ jail for receiving ‘laisees’ over duty arrangement

A former security supervisor of a public housing estate, charged by the ICAC, was today (March 27) sentenced to two months’ imprisonment at the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts after admitting her receiving of “laisees” totalling $4,000 from a subordinate security guard for arranging a post the latter preferred. The subordinate security guard had also been earlier sentenced to a jail term of two months after pleading guilty to the offences concerned.

Chan Sau-wan, 70, former security supervisor of Nice Property Management Limited (Nice Property), pleaded guilty to two counts of agent accepting an advantage, contrary to section 9(1)(b) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance.

In sentencing, Magistrate Mr Peter Yu Chun-cheung remarked that the offences were serious in nature. He took a starting point of three months’ imprisonment and reduced the jail term by one-third to two months, having considered the defendant’s guilty plea.

At the material time, Nice Property was engaged by the Housing Department (HD) to provide security services in Lok Fu Estate. Nice Property forbade its staff to offer or accept any advantages in relation to their duties.

The court heard that Chan was a morning shift security supervisor of Lok Fu Estate. She was responsible for preparing daily duty roster of subordinate security guards, including Liang Jinlan.

Chan admitted that between mid-November 2022 and late January 2023, after her birthday and during Chinese New Year, she had accepted two “laisees” totalling $4,000 offered by Liang for arranging the latter to work at the reception of a building in Lok Fu Estate.

The ICAC investigation arose from a corruption complaint referred by the HD. The HD and Nice Property had rendered full assistance to the ICAC during its investigation into the case. The prosecution was today represented by ICAC officer Michael Lim.

The former security guard of Nice Property, Liang, 49, was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment late last year after pleading guilty to two counts of offering bribes.

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