UN Bribery Trial Defense Objects To Feds' 'Aggressive' Tack

Law360, New York (July 10, 2017, 10:07 PM EDT) -- Defense counsel for a Chinese billionaire accused of bribing United Nations diplomats objected to a prosecutor's questions for a former ambassador on Monday as the star witness disclosed an affair with the defendant's ex-business partner.

U.S. Judge Vernon Broderick allowed prosecutors to ask former Dominican Ambassador to the UN Francis Lorenzo about his romantic relationship with Julia Vivi Wang, who Lorenzo said held the purse strings for defendant Ng Lap Seng's media organization, South-South News.

Ng is accused of bribing Lorenzo and the late John Ashe, former president of the UN General Assembly, to help get UN support for a conference...

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