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Cross-examination of diplomat ‘bordering on harassment’, say prosecutors

By Roger Hamilton-Martin

17 July 2017

Cross-examination of diplomat ‘bordering on harassment’, say prosecutors Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in Manhattan where the Ng trial is taking place. Harvey Barrison on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

A Manhattan judge warned the lead defence counsel for a Chinese businessman on trial for foreign bribery that his cross-examination of the US government’s key witness had gone on for so long, he was at risk of “losing the jury.”