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Ex-Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang found guilty

Highest official ever convicted of criminal offense in territory

HONG KONG -- After a nearly six-week trial jurors found former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen guilty of one count of misconduct in public office, but dismissed a second count. The jury failed to reach a decision on another corruption charge.

On Friday evening nine jurors reached a majority verdict of 8:1 on a misconduct charge facing Tsang, 72, former chief executive and the highest-ranking public official to be prosecuted in Hong Kong history.

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