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UN bribery trial heats up with tales of extramarital affair and cash bag carried across Manhattan

By Roger Hamilton-Martin

11 July 2017

UN bribery trial heats up with tales of extramarital affair and cash bag carried across Manhattan United Nations Headquarters in New York (Credit: istockphoto.com/mizoula)

Former ambassador Francis Lorenzo, a key witness for the DOJ in its bribery case against Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng, told a Manhattan court on 11 July how he transported a bag of cash between the defendant and a senior UN official.