25 July 2011

Five-time HK champion trainer Brian Kan bailed on election bribe charges

Brian Kan on a good day.
In Hong Kong, 5-time champion trainer Brian Kan “faces a possible jail sentence after being charged with corruption for allegedly attempting to buy a vote in a village election” reported racingpost.com. HK's Independent Commission Against Corruption charged Kan, 73, with offering a HK$130,000 (A$15,000) bribe “to a village representative in February when he unsuccessfully ran in a village election in Sheung Shui in the rural northern New Territories, close to the border with mainland China”. Kan, described by The South China Morning Post as “the most influential horse trainer of his generation” recorded 844 winners in a 25-year career. He was “released on bail and will appear in court on Tuesday to face charges that carry a maximum fine of HK$500,000 (A$60,000) and up to 7 years in jail”. (Source: breedingracing.com)

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