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Filipino’s bail raised as 4 more cases brought against him

19 April 2024


A Filipino permanent resident came to Eastern Court for a hearing on a summons for possession of more than one Hong Kong ID card. When he left the court, he was facing four more charges and his bail had been raised from $2,000 to $5,000.

Mariano Ang, 54 years old, was originally issued a summons after police found another person’s HKID in his possession in a flat on No. 4 Fortress Hill Road in North Point on Aug. 26, 2021. 

A local whose case was heard before Ang’s, pleaded guilty to a similar charge and was given a sentence of three months in jail, suspended for 24 months.


However, when it was Ang’s turn to stand before Magistrate Stephanie Tsui yesterday (April 18), the prosecution unveiled an additional criminal case against him, consisting of one charge of money laundering and three counts of making a false representation to an Immigration officer.

According to the police complaint, Ang dealt with property known or believed to be proceeds of indictable offense, a violation of the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance.


This referred to the $2,000 that entered his Alipay account on July 7, 2021.

The charge of false representation arose from his declaring to immigration officers on three occasions that he was born on Nov. 5, 1966, even if he knew it was not true.

The alleged misrepresentation happened on Aug. 6, 2013, Aug. 20, 2018 and Sept. 29, 2018.


After the charges were read to Ang, Magistrate Tsui noted that his bail of $2,000 was no longer enough and raised it to $5,000.

She then adjourned the case to June 14.

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