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Sentencing has been set for next week in the case of Lily Chiang, former chair of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, now convicted of conspiracy to fraud and making false statements.
District Court Judge Albert Wong took three days to read the lengthy verdict in the case, saying the prosecution had proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Chiang was guilty of three of five charges brought against her.
Chiang may face seven years in jail.
As the judge concluded reading his verdict, a group of Chiang's family members rushed toward the accused who was seated behind the bar.
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Chiang stood, removed her mask, and hastily spoke a few words to her sister across the glass, before being whisked away.
Several family members shouted "take care" to the departing Chiang.
The final verdict was no surprise.
The judge revoked Chiang's bail as he began reading the verdict on Tuesday. On Wednesday he said she had given dishonest testimony. Chiang's defense counsel will argue in mitigation on Friday.
The other two defendants, Shan Tahir Hussain and Pau Kwok-ping, were also convicted in the case.
But the judge clearly identified Chiang as the mastermind of the criminal conspiracy.