HK Feng Shui Master Tony Chen in Court
Hong Kong feng shui master Tony Chan left court on Monday after the first day of a preliminary inquiry on forgery charges.
Chan is the former lover of late Hong Kong billionaire Nina Wang, and had been trying to gain control of her entire fortune—4 billion US dollars. Yet a court ruled in 2010 that a will which left Chan with Wang’s entire fortune was a forgery. An earlier 2002 version of the will, in which Wang left the majority of her wealth to charity, was deemed valid.
Chan has been on bail of two and a half million dollars, yet was forced to surrender his travel documents and remain in his home in Hong Kong’s Peak district. His lawyers are seeking a stay of proceedings, claiming that the will has been so altered by tests already carried out that any further forensic testing is impossible, local media RTHK reported.
The hearing has now been adjourned until Thursday May 17.