Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Billionaire Vancouver Businessman David Ho faces criminal charges

Barry Artiste Op/Ed

Liberal Hushpuppie whose wheelbarrows of cash to liberal politicians fundraisers covered all his bases from a lowly councilman to the liberal prime minister at the time Paul Martin, certainly shows the fine company the liberals keep.  One is always judged by the company one keeps in political circles. I wonder if any liberals who benefitted from his truckloads of cash will rush to Ho's defence?  Premier Campbell?  Ex Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin? Van city councilman? Anyone?

I guess when Ho was asked in an interview about Vancouver and one of his responses was the anti chinese sentiment! I guess when one is charged with possession of illegal drugs and handgun, and holds a woman  against her will in his home, one can always whip out the Race card when charged with a few criminal acts!

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VANCOUVER - David Ho, the billionaire entrepreneur who moved to Vancouver 25 years ago from Hong Kong, used to have a movie-prop police car parked at his $4-million Shaughnessy home to scare off would-be burglars.

On Dec. 28, 2008, at about 5 a.m., a real police car arrived at his Hudson Street home in response to a 911 call from neighbours involving a woman Ho had met online.

The vehicle’s presence signalled the beginning of a lengthy police investigation that resulted Monday in a series of criminal charges that could put the 57-year-old founder of the now-defunct Harmony Airways behind bars.

Ho, who in 2005 was named business leader of the year by the Vancouver Junior Board of Trade, faces seven criminal charges, including unlawful confinement, various firearm offences and possession of a controlled substance under schedule 1 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which covers cocaine and heroin.

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