NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations center in Macau was convicted on Thursday of paying more than $1.7 million in bribes to U.N. ambassadors to get it done.The verdict was returned after a day of deliberations in Manhattan federal court against Ng Lap Seng, one of China's richest men.Prosecutors presented evidence that Ng from 2010 to 2015 bribed two U.N. ambassadors, including a U.N. General Assembly president, paying one $50,000 monthly at the scheme's peak to create a center to serve struggling Southern Hemisphere nations.The verdict was a triumph for prosecutors who navigated thorny legal issues surrounding immunity given to U.N. diplomats before winning the cooperation of suspended Dominican Republic Ambassador Francis Lorenzo, who pleaded guilty to charges and testified against Ng.In closing arguments, Assistant U.S. Attorney Janis Echenberg said Ng paid more than $1.7 million in bribes to build a U.N. facility as big as New York's, to create the "Geneva of Asia."
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
JUNE 10, 2014
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NYS Entity Type
FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2014 - NG KINGSWOOD CENTER LLC
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