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Chinese Man Sentenced for Attempting to Bribe African Officials


A multi-million dollar scheme to bribe top African officials in order to boost a Chinese energy company has landed Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong government official who US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman on Monday called “brazen,” to three years in jail. Ho used contacts made while he was at the United Nations to attempt to arrange the deals. “Patrick Ho schemed to bribe the leaders of Chad and Uganda in order to secure unfair business advantages for the Chinese energy company he served,” said Berman in a Department of Justice statement on Monday. (Suite).