FILE - In this July 2015, file photo, Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, former Hong Kong home secretary, deputy chairman of an non-governmental organization funded by CEFC China Energy poses during an interview in Hong Kong. Defense attorneys for the prominent Hong Kong businessman are seeking leniency ahead of his sentencing for paying bribes to the presidents of two African nations. Ho’s defense team filed court papers Tuesday, March 12, 2019, asking a judge to release him on time served for charges including conspiracy, money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ho was convicted in December 2018 of bribing the presidents of Chad and Uganda to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate.
FILE - In this July 2015, file photo, Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, former Hong Kong home secretary, deputy chairman of an non-governmental organization funded by CEFC China Energy poses during an interview in Hong Kong. Defense attorneys for the prominent Hong Kong businessman are seeking leniency ahead of his sentencing for paying bribes to the presidents of two African nations. Ho’s defense team filed court papers Tuesday, March 12, 2019, asking a judge to release him on time served for charges including conspiracy, money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ho was convicted in December 2018 of bribing the presidents of Chad and Uganda to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate. File AP Photo
FILE - In this July 2015, file photo, Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, former Hong Kong home secretary, deputy chairman of an non-governmental organization funded by CEFC China Energy poses during an interview in Hong Kong. Defense attorneys for the prominent Hong Kong businessman are seeking leniency ahead of his sentencing for paying bribes to the presidents of two African nations. Ho’s defense team filed court papers Tuesday, March 12, 2019, asking a judge to release him on time served for charges including conspiracy, money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ho was convicted in December 2018 of bribing the presidents of Chad and Uganda to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate. File AP Photo