On December 5, 2018, a federal jury in New York convicted the head of a Hong Kong- and Virginia-based nongovernmental organization on seven criminal counts for his participation in a multi-year, multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe top officials of Chad and Uganda to secure business advantages for a Chinese oil and gas conglomerate. According to trial evidence and court documents, the defendant, Chi Ping Patrick Ho, was involved in two schemes: offering a $2 million bribe to the President of Chad for oil rights and $1 million in bribes to Ugandan officials for banking opportunities. Ho is scheduled to be sentenced on March 14, 2019.
United States v. Ho, No. 17-cr-779 (S.D.N.Y.)