(Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho is seen leaving the AsiaWorld-Expo after testing negative for Covid-19. Photo: May Tse/SCMP)
Disgraced former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping walked free from a New York jail and returned to Hong Kong on Wednesday June 10, spending seven hours in a testing centre near the Hong Kong International Airport. The 70-year-old was declared negative for Covid-19
The ophthalmologist turned politician, who last year was sentenced to 36 months in jail and fined US$400,000 (HK$3.1 million) for his role in a multimillion-dollar bribery plot involving top African leaders, was deported from the United States after his release.
He had been in custody since November 2017 after being denied bail following his arrest.