Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Saturday, April 18, 2020

DOMINICA'S CONVICTED DIPLOMAT NG LAP SENG FILES CERT PETITION TO US SUPREME COURT



Having been convicted of bribery in United States District Court, and the verdict affirmed by the Second Circuit, Dominica's controversial ( read that corrupt) diplomat, the Chinese billionaire developer Ng Lap Seng has filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the US Supreme Court, the Court of Last Resort.

Given that the Court only grants Cert, which is discretionary, and not an appeal as a matter of right, Ng's attorneys are seeking to create issues of interest to the Court by asserting that his conviction violates existing Supreme Court decisions, and the law. A hint of what Ng's attorneys intend to argue can be found in their application for an extension of time to file a petition, which appears below.

In any event, the high court only accepts a very small percentage of Certiorari petitions filed, and unless it concludes that Ng's conviction could arguably have been an error at law , it will not accept the case.


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