VANCOUVER - Vancouver billionaire David Ho will serve a year’s probation and pay a ,000 fine after admitting to charges stemming from a night of sex and cocaine at his mansion three years ago.
Ting Kwok David Ho, 60, pleaded guilty on Thursday to the unlawful confinement of a woman at his home and possessing an unregistered loaded Glock semi-automatic pistol.
Ho triggered her fear, the lawyer said, adding that the woman admitted “her conduct that night had nothing to do with Mr.
Ho.”Doust said Ho didn’t want the woman to leave without her shoes, socks or coat because she would be subject to the elements.
Ho went to the garage and showed her the car keys, offering to drive her home. She then went outside, jumped over a fence and landed hard on her ankle.
She went to the home of a neighbour, who called 911. During a search of his home, police seized 13 grams of cocaine and 13 guns, one of which was unregistered.
The unregistered Glock pistol was found in a drawer of Ho’s “captain’s bed.”Ho, dressed in a dark suit, sat in court with his eyes closed as the Crown read out details of the crimes the billionaire committed.
The court was told the woman fractured her heel, which required surgery, and suffered a torn Achilles tendon.
Outside court, Doust denied a reporter’s suggestion that Ho received preferential treatment.
The lawyer pointed out that Ho pleaded guilty to three charges.
Ho picked her up at her home in Delta and drove to the Keg Steakhouse, but it was closed, so they went to a Mc Donald’s to have a bite to eat.
He then drove her to his mansion in the 7100-block of Hudson Street, where they smoked cocaine in his bedroom, did some role-playing and had sex.
R., eventually slid out of her shirt to get away and fell down some stairs.