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Lover of HK billionaire gets 12 years for forgery

world Updated: Jul 05, 2013 12:55 IST

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The former lover of quirky billionaire Nina Wang has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, after a Hong Kong court found him guilty of forging her will to claim her multi-billion-dollar estate.

A high court judge on Friday called Peter Chan "shameless" and "wicked" for taking advantage of Wang's trust in him.

Wang died in 2007. She was once Asia's richest woman.

Chan was convicted Thursday of forgery and using a false instrument.

Chan was charged after a Hong Kong court ruled a will purportedly leaving Wang's estate to him was forged.

The legal battles over the will have enthralled the Chinese public, with their seamy mix of sex and money.

Chan is a former feng shui master who changed his named to Tony after converting recently to Christianity.