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Hong Kong prosecutors drop charges against singer Anthony Wong

Court approves 'good behavior' order given 'minor' offense of singing at rally

Singer Anthony Wong leaves a Hong Kong courthouse on Aug. 5, after settling his case.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- The anti-graft agency in Hong Kong dropped corruption charges against pop singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming on Thursday, contingent upon an 18-month arrangement under which the star must "maintain good behavior."

A prosecutor representing the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) told the city's Eastern Court that it had agreed to settle the case with a "bind-over" surety of 2,000 Hong Kong dollars ($257), given the "minor nature" of the matter and Wong's previously clean criminal record.

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