|Donald Tsang emerges from the courthouse with his family|
It was the charge of discussing Wave Media's broadcast license but failed to disclose it was a conflict of interest because he was also negotiating a Shenzhen penthouse with one of Wave Media's shareholders, Bill Wong Cho-bau.
|Designer Barrie Ho was involved in renovating the flat|
The defense had said it was not necessary for Tsang to declare the connection, because if he did, it would put pressure on others to approve Ho's nomination.
Some of them may have agreed with the defense that the state of the flat was uninhabitable so the renovations would have been done anyway, and in any event Tsang would only live there temporarily.
|What about the HK$350K the Tsangs received from David Li?|
In any event, Tsang will be sentenced on Monday, the maximum sentence could be seven years and a fine.
Finally some closure on this long drawn out trial, not the actual trial itself, but how long it took from him being charged to going to trial.
Prosecutors said he was a two-faced liar, who colluded with wealthy businessmen for personal gain, while the defense said Tsang would never want to sully his 45-year career in the civil service by accepting a bribe.
But it looks like on one count at least the jury believed the prosecution, and Tsang will have to pay for that.
Are there more corrupt government officials we need to know about? It just shows the government's checks and balances aren't enough to keep its officials on the straight and narrow, and that the media needs to do more to make them accountable.