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U.S. v. John W. Ashe, Francis Lorenzo, NG Lap Seng, a/k/a "David Ng," Jeff C. Yin, a/k/a "Yin Chuan," Shiwei Yan, a/k/a "Sheri Yan," and Heidi Hong Piao, a/k/a "Heidi Park"

 
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Ng Lap Seng
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DOJ Criminal
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October 6, 2015
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U.S. v. John W. Ashe, Francis Lorenzo, NG Lap Seng, a/k/a "David Ng," Jeff C. Yin, a/k/a "Yin Chuan," Shiwei Yan, a/k/a "Sheri Yan," and Heidi Hong Piao, a/k/a "Heidi Park"
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U.S. v. John W. Ashe, Francis Lorenzo, NG Lap Seng, a/k/a "David Ng," Jeff C. Yin, a/k/a "Yin Chuan," Shiwei Yan, a/k/a "Sheri Yan," and Heidi Hong Piao, a/k/a "Heidi Park," 1:15-cr- 706-VSB (S.D.N.Y. 2015)
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York elected to charge the defendants under the anti-bribery statute for programs receiving federal funds rather than the FCPA.
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2011; 2012; 2013
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Official from the United Nations; Antiguan Officials.
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John W. Ashe, a permanent resident of the United States, served as the U.N. Ambassador for Antigua and Barbuda and President of the U.N. General Assembly. Ng Lap Seng, a Chinese citizen, is the head of a major real estate development company in Macau and founder of an unnamed non-governmental organization. Francis Lorenzo, a U.S. citizen, is the Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.N. for the Dominican Republic.

According to the DOJ, from at least 2011, Ashe solicited and accepted approximately $1 million in bribes while serving as the U.N. Ambassador for Antigua and Barbuda and the President of the U.N. General Assembly from various Chinese businessmen in exchange for performing official acts on behalf of the U.N. and Antigua. The DOJ alleges that Lorenzo, Ng, and another co-conspirator facilitated approximately $500,000 of the total $1 million in bribes that Ashe accepted in exchange for Ashe’s support of a U.N.-sponsored conference center in Macau, China.

On October 6, 2015, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York announced charges against Ng for bribery and bribery conspiracy.
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Conspiracy - Money Laundering
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Plea
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Not stated.
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0
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Foreign
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China
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Legislation
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Not stated.
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Cash, Gifts, Travel
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Customs Broker or Agent/Consultant
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Not stated.
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No
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No