DRC: an attempted infiltration of weapons in a thwarted prison
© AFP - Junior D. Kannah Congolese police and UN soldiers are sticking to Makala prison in Kinshasa, July 2 2013 (Illustration Image) The weapons were intended for one of the condemned for the murders of Floribert Chebeya and Faithful Bazana. His alleged accomplice is a high officer of the army who claimed to want to deliver works to him. The administration discovered the pot with roses and the delivery man was made at the stop.
Chine-Xiaojianhua: China: The Sino-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua sentenced to 13 years in prison © Reuters/Thomas Peter China: the billionaire Sino-Canadian Xiao Jianhua sentenced to 13 years in prison
Beijing (Reuters)-the billionaire Sino-Canadian Xiao Jianhua, who had disappeared from a hotel in Hong Kong in 2017 and was not seen in public since, has been Sentenced to 13 years in prison and his conglomerate Tomorrow Holdings to a record fine of 55.03 billion yuan (8.02 billion euros), a Shanghai court said on Friday.
Xiao Jianhua and his company were accused of corruption and embezzlement of public funds, said the court according to which the sentence was moderate due to the recognition, by the businessman and Tomorrow Holdings, their crimes and of their cooperation.
Former CEO of Halifax children's hospital sentenced to five months in jail for fraud
HALIFAX — A former Halifax hospital CEO convicted of fraud for using a corporate credit card to pay for about $47,000 in personal expenses was sentenced Wednesday to five months in jail. Tracy Kitch, who was head of the IWK Health Centre, was found guilty of fraud over $5,000 in February after it was revealed that between August 2014 and June 2017, she used corporate funds on personal taxis, hotel stays, flights and Netflix and iTunes costs. Kitch was taken into custody Wednesday following the sentencing. She is appealing her conviction and has a hearing in the Court of Appeal Thursday seeking to be released on bail pending the appeal.
Born in China and known for its links with the elite of the Chinese Communist Party, Xiao Jianhua was last seen in the early morning in 2017 in a luxury hotel in Hong Kong. His head was covered and was transported in a wheelchair, a source close to the magnate had told Reuters.
Xiao Jianhua was also sentenced to a fine of 6.5 million yuan.
According to the court, from 2001 to 2021, Xiao Jianhua and his company gave shares, real estate, liquid money and other assets to civil servants for a total amount of more than 680 million yuan, in order to To escape financial surveillance and seek illegitimate advantages, said the court.
In July 2020, nine of the groups linked to the group were seized by Chinese regulators as part of a repression of the risks posed by the financial conglomerates.
The Canada Embassy in Beijing did not respond to a comment request and Tomorrow Holdings could not be joined immediately.
(Tony Munroe reports, Ziyi Tang and editorial staff of Beijing; French version Elena Vardon, edited by Kate Entringer)
Chinese embassy warns of 'forceful measures' after parliamentarians announce plans to visit Taiwan .
The Chinese embassy in Canada is issuing a stern warning a week after parliamentarians announced they're planning a trip to Taiwan this fall.Judy Sgro, chair of the Canada-Taiwan Friendship Group, told CBC News last week a group of Canadian MPs and senators is planning to visit the island as early as October.