IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF APPEAL
CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 109 OF 2005
(ON APPEAL FROM DCCC 846 OF 2004)
Before : Hon Stuart-Moore CJHC (Acting), Stock JA and McMahon J in Court
Date of Hearing : 10 March 2006
Date of Ruling : 10 March 2006
R U L I N G
Hon McMahon J (giving the ruling of the Court) :
1. By its judgment of 24 January 2006 this court dismissed the applicant’s applications for leave to appeal against his convictionsfor an offence of conspiracy to commit bookmaking, contrary to section 7(1)(a) of the Gambling Ordinance, Cap. 148 and section 159A of the Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 200, and for two offences of dealing with property known or believed to represent the proceeds of an indictable offence, contraryto section 25(1) and (3) of the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 455. We dismissed also his application for leave to appeal against his sentences for those offences.
2. The applicant now applies for a certificate pursuant to section 32(2) of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Ordinance, Cap. 484 certifying four points of law arising from the judgment as being of great and general importance. Those points are :
3. In our view, those points of law as stated by the applicant are resolvable by legal principles established by settled law in thisjurisdiction and cannot be said to be of great and general importance.
4. The application for a certificate is dismissed.
Mr Gavin Shiu, SADPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Clive Grossman, SC and Mr Charles Chan, instructed by Messrs Chiu, Szeto & Cheng, for the Applicant