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Chinese Billionaire Denied Separate Trial In UN Bribe Case

Law360, New York (December 8, 2016, 6:30 PM EST) -- A Manhattan federal judge refused on Thursday to split the government's allegations of bribery at the United Nations into two cases, denying Chinese real estate billionaire Ng Lap Seng's request for a separate trial from the one against his alleged accomplice Jeff C. Yin.

Ng, accused of paying bribes to facilitate construction of a U.N. convention center in Macau, and Yin, an alleged bagman who worked for the billionaire, are the last two of six defendants in the high-profile case before U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick.

“I deny defendant Ng's motion to sever,” Judge Broderick said. He reasoned that, while...

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