Former Macau prosecutor found guilty of more than 1,000 graft charges

Former Macau prosecutor found guilty of more than 1,000 graft charges

July 14, 2017 7:55 AM
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Judges in Macau found a former prosecutor guilty of more than 1,000 graft charges on Friday and jailed him for 21 years, according to a report from public broadcaster TDM.

The verdict against Ho Chio Meng, concludes a high-profile corruption case in the world's largest gambling hub. Ho was first charged last February after Macau's anti-corruption agency launched a criminal investigation against him.

China President Xi Jinping initiated a broad crackdown against corruption in 2014, significantly in Macau, the only place in China where nationals can legally gamble in casinos.

Ho headed Macau's public prosecutions office between 1999 and 2014. He denied the charges, but acknowledged that irregularities took place during his tenure.