June 16, 2006

June 16, 2006: Justice? Notorious police Sgt. Hon Shum / Hon Kwing Shum ...

who fled to Vancouver with millions of dollars he had accumulated in bribes June 9, 2006, AsiaPacificPost (Mata Press Service) via Leo Knight's PrimeTimeCrime.com, entitled "Crooked cop’s family returns $20 million"
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Naturally, the Canadian family members and addresses of this crooked cop are not all identified but there are some addresses and a few names; undoubtedly they are living quite nicely somewhere in Canada on the proceeds of crime. If you are interested, read to the end of this for company names, all now defunct ... but ... a little persistence might be called for ... in the interests of transparency, accountability, an end to the corruption ......... and maybe a few politicians.

The family of a notorious police sergeant who fled to Vancouver with millions of dollars he had accumulated in bribes during a 31-year career has returned part of the ill-gotten fortune to the Hong Kong government.


An excellent insurance policy for the family, who may remain in Canada, undoubtedly quite relieved that it is over and ... with money left ... from dear old ...

Was the payback a business proposition ... just in time for the explosion of Canada-China business deals? The Olympics with all that construction and expansion in BC which that implies? For political reasons here in Canada? ... It boggles the mind that the family now may live off the proceeds of crime and the mainstream media are concerned with minutiae ... not with investigating all this thoroughly ... but perhaps they are helping political friends I would suggest. One example from a CBC "journalist" whose voice I believe I recognized, heard from another room ... Julie Van Dusan earnestly discussing decorum in the House with ex-Min. Ralph Goodale ... How ironic her concern, considering all the things Van Dusan does not investigate.

Hon Kwing-shum, alias Hon Shum or Hon Sum, served in the Royal Hong Kong Police from September 1940 until he retired in August 1971 [in the 1970's he immigrated to Canada] during which time he had earned a total of about C$35,000.

But upon retirement he and his beneficiaries owned millions of dollars worth of assets. This included over 50 properties, various bank accounts, investments in Hong Kong, Florida, Thailand and British Columbia.

[...] one of the “Five Dragons” ....

The assets handed over were all in Hong Kong and do not include the millions of dollars worth of property and investments linked to Hon in Canada.


Note that the Canadian members of the family get to keep what Hon provided ... Do they also contribute politically? If so, to whom? To which political party/parties? If only the MSM would look ..........

[....] The police study done by Asian Organized Crime Investigators believes that up to 44 former Royal Hong Kong cops, followed the lead of Hon and the other so-called “Five Dragons” to escape a corruption crackdown and establish themselves in Canada with their ill-gotten gains.


The ex-Royal Hong Kong police officers, their wives, concubines and children have invested tens of millions of dollars in businesses and real estate in Canada, mostly in B.C. and Ontario, according to the secret Canadian police study.


Was that through the Immigrant Investor Program? Who was the Minister responsible ... or is it not responsible? ... Who was the Prime Minister? ... Is it possible there was a "plausible deniability" factor at work? [Okay, I admit, I learned that term on TV. How else?] ... Where were the mainstream media? ........ Where was the journalistic curiosity? ........ Perhaps the significant members of that ... journalistic ... group were distracted because they were getting Pravda Propaganda talking points and spin on their Blackberries?

The study also found that four of them, whose average salary was about HK$30,000 a year each, had built a two-tower, 600-room hotel in Toronto valued at more than $20 million.

The richest eleven ... C$80 million.

[....]

Brian McAdam, a former immigration-control officer in Hong Kong, [....]

"Some of these guys had close connections in high places and we were not seeing all the paperwork."

The exodus of Hong Kong cops to Canada ... Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) ... prevention-of-bribery laws. [ICAC Hong Kong, I assume.]

[....]

The Five Dragons, ... in Canada, .... graft ... triads ....

[....]

The bail was raised by family and friends of Hon .... by his:

i) Concubine [...]

ii) Son - David Hon Kam Hung [.... What is the name he has now, since I have noted more than one name used by persons of interest previously in my research?]

iii) Fei-Fung Lui, [....]

[...] Hon's three passports British, Taiwan and Chinese [...]

Hon's lawyer, H.A.D. Oliver, who later went on to become a judge and a conflict-of-interest commissioner, applied for the case to be thrown out on a technicality involving the law.

Three months later, a Federal Court judge agreed with Hon's lawyer and ordered the extradition hearing stopped. Hon is released, bail is discontinued and his three passports returned. The government of Canada appealed this ruling to the Federal Court of Appeals Canada.

On January 24, 1978, the Federal Court of Appeals overturned the ruling and ordered Hon's re-arrest and the resumption of extradition hearings but by that time Hon had left Canada for Taiwan.

[...] retired detective sergeant Lui Lok ... an out-of-court settlement was reached with his family in 1986. [....]


You just have to read all of this.




Should a wealthy B.C. family ... pay for the sins of their father?

Yes! That is the answer many taxpayers of Canada would undoubtedly, like to shout ... that is, the ones doing the paying ... (as opposed to the ones Blackberrying with the right people or the elite fellow travellers) ... Think about it.

* Considering the Canadian taxpayers' money already spent on this and on other cases that have resulted from this and

* Similar cases resulting from the corruption in Hong Kong,

* The Hong Kong embassy investigation which was abruptly ended (cf. McAdam, Read, and others),

* And, it appears, a corrupt Canadian immigration system where this kind of individual was allowed into Canada,

* Along with more like him--apparently triad members ........

Should this family pay for the sins of the father? YES! Why should they be able to live on the proceeds of crime after it has cost Canadians too much already? But read the article.

Message to the MSM: Read the testimony of Brian McAdam and Robert Read concerning Canada's Hong Kong embassy which, if you look further, leads on and on and on to revelations about a possible cover-up and the expenditure of more Canadian taxpayers' money. ... It is worth pursuing.

An aid:

38th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION -- Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates -- EVIDENCE from ex-RCMP Corporal Robert Read, ex-Foreign Service Officer Brian Adams, Joanna Gualtieri, Canada's expert on whistle-blowing, civil servant Allan Cutler, and Selwyn Pieters Feb. 3, 05
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AsianPacificPost.com: Should a wealthy B.C. family pay for the sins of their father? Thu, September 04 2003
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[....] Dubbed the "millionaire cops," [....]

[...] used a loose Canadian immigration system ... businesses and underworld connections in Canada since the seventies.

[....] Tracking a family fortune in Vancouver

The following properties and companies are listed in a covert Canadian police study on the asset base of the family of corrupt ex-Royal Hong Kong police sergeant Hon Kwing Shum. [.... The list is at the end.]


Search: Hon Investment Inc. , the family's umbrella company , Incorporated in British Columbia on Sept 30, 1983 , Esprit Management Inc. , Vincent Chan Enterprises Ltd. , SDI Software Design Inc. , CPI Manufacturing and Distribution Inc.Incorporated on Feb 3, 1988. Dissolved on July 15, 1994.

Note the dates when the latest of the businesses ceased to exist ....... What, if anything, precipitated the dissolution or sale of the assets in 2001-2002? ... Perhaps nothing unusual.


More articles:

‘Crooked’ bankers stash loot in Richmond and Vancouver
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Vancouver cheers Hong Kong connection
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