A Chinese billionaire convicted of bribing United Nations diplomats can stay out of jail for now. A federal judge in New York said today he'll let Ng Lap Seng (ihng-LAP'-sihng) remain under house arrest at his luxury apartment in Manhattan until he is sentenced. But he set new rules for the 69-year-old businessman.
He won't be able to meet privately with business associates anymore. He also has to leave the door open during visits from his massage therapist. Ng Lap Seng has spent nearly two years under 24-hour guard at his apartment as part of a $50 million bail package. Prosecutors had asked that he be jailed following his conviction. Ng could face up to 65 years in prison for paying over USD 1.7 million in bribes.