MP appeals against defendants absolved in Ho Chio Meng-connected case

The Public Prosecution’s Office appealed on September 14 against the acquittal of three defendants in an action moved in the Court of First Instance in connection with the trial of former Chief Prosecutor, Ho Chio Meng, an official announcement informed yesterday.
The three defendants targeted by the Public Prosecution Office’s appeal are Antonio Lai Kin Ian, former chief of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Chan Ka Fai, former chief of the Group of General Administration, and Alex Lam Hou Un, who had been mentioned on the fake companies set up by the other defendants.
They were the only three absolved of all charges in a group of nine defendants when the Judiciary Council of Macau announced its verdict on August 15 in the parallel case against the convicted Prosecutor General.
When the sentence was announced, the whereabouts of Alex Lam Hou Un was unknown, Chan Ka Fai was not reachable by the court, and Antonio Lai Kin Ian was absent from the sentencing for medical reasons.