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Billionaire charged with confining woman

A Vancouver billionaire and former owner of the now-defunct HarmonyAirways has been arrested and charged with confining a woman in hishome last December.

A Vancouver billionaire and former owner of the now-defunct Harmony Airways has been arrested and charged with confining a woman in his home last December.

It’s alleged that Ting Kwok Ho, better known as David Ho, 57, met a woman on a chat line, picked her up and brought her to his home on Dec. 28, 2008.

“At approximately 4:45 the following morning, the woman … indicated that she wanted to leave, and it is alleged that Mr. Ho prevented her from doing so,” said Insp. Rob Rothwell.

The woman called 911 but wasn’t able to provide the dispatcher with her location, Rothwell said.

“It’s alleged a struggle then ensued with Mr. Ho, during which the victim sustained bruising, scrapes and injuries. She did, however, successfully escape the home. Unfortunately in doing so she sustained a fractured ankle.”

Neighbours called police after hearing the victim’s screams.

Ho has been charged with unlawful confinement, as well as assault, weapons and drug-related charges.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

 
 
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