Ng Lap Seng
Ng Lap Seng
June 1948 (age 70)
|Residence||Macau and New York City|
|Occupation||real estate businessman|
|Net worth||US$1 billion+ (October 2015)|
|Title||Chairman, Sun Kian Ip Group|
David Ng Lap Seng (Chinese: 吳立勝; pinyin: Wú Lìshèng; born June 1948) is a Macau-based Chinese billionaire real estate businessman, chairman of the Sun Kian Ip Group (新建业集团). He is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Ng Lap Seng is the subject of an American investigation, and faces bribery, money laundering and other charges, as he allegedly that he paid bribes via intermediaries totalling US$500,000 to former UN General Assembly president John Ashe.
Since October 2015, he has been confined to his New York City apartment on US$50 million bail, with very tight restrictions. As of January 2016, two suspects have pleaded guilty. In March 2016, a third suspect, Francis Lorenzo, deputy ambassador to the United Nations from the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty.
US prosecutors estimate that Ng's net worth is in excess of US$1 billion.
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