Former high-ranking officials from the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) are under investigation by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) in a case involving alleged illicit business transactions amounting to MOP167 million, between 2004 and 2014, while Ho Chio Meng was heading the MP.
Following the investigations, Ho Chio Meng was detained, legal sources told the Times.
According to a CACC’s press note released today (Saturday evening), “of the whole amount, suspects may have received at least MOP44 million” in kick-backs.
The graft buster, headed by Andre Cheong, said former MP staff and companies’ managers involved in the transactions are suspected or the practice of fraud, illicit participation in business, abuse of power and forgery.
Macau judicial authorities applied coercive measures on the suspects, including provisional detention.
The case is still under investigation.