A court in Hong Kong has sentenced a
Feng Shui master to 12 years in jail
for forging the will of billionaire
tycoon Nina Wang.
After Ms Wang died in 2007, Peter Chan,
formerly known as Tony Chan, claimed
he was the sole beneficiary of her
estimated $4bn (£2.6bn) estate.
The case of the eccentric billionaire
widow and her alleged geomancer lover
transfixed Hong Kong.
A court ruled two years ago that her
estate would go to charity.
The BBC's Juliana Liu in Hong Kong
reports that during the trial the jurors
heard many lurid and colourful stories
about the unlikely couple.
They were told, for example, that Chan
first wooed Nina Wang, who was then
one of Asia's richest women, with a head
When sentencing Chan, Justice Andrew
Macrae spoke of the "shameless and
unparalleled greed" at the heart of a
"well-executed and well-planned" crime,
Reuters news agency reports.
"Never once ... have you shown the
slightest remorse for your conduct," he
is quoted as saying.
Chan, who had pleaded not guilty on
charges of forgery and using a forged
document, was impassive during the
sentencing, Reuters reports.
The self-styled Feng Shui practitioner
changed his name from Tony Chan to
Peter Chan earlier this year after he
converted to Christianity.
Chan fought for years to inherit the
property tycoon's multi-billion dollar
fortune, claiming he was the sole
beneficiary according to a 2006 will.
But a court finally dismissed his claims to
the inheritance in 2011, ruling in favour
of a charity run by Ms Wang's siblings,
Chinachem Charitable Foundation Ltd,
whose claim to her estate rests on a will
Ms Wang, who was 69 when she passed
away, was known for her pig-tails, short
skirts and colourful dress sense.
She was the widow of Hong Kong
industrialist Teddy Wang, who
disappeared in 1990 after being