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Man guilty of Transformers 4 blackmail

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 - 00:46

Feb. 26 - Hong Kong man found guilty of blackmail during filming of Transformers 4 movie. Paul Chapman reports

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When the crew of the Transformers 4 movie started shooting in Hong Kong they hadn't bargained on the Mak brothers. The pair refused to close their air conditioning repair shop or turn down their loud music when the crew were about to start shooting nearby. They agreed to compensation of 129 U.S. dollars But the next day 27-year-old Mak Chi-shing demanded a payment 100 times that amount. On Wednesday he was found guilty of blackmailing the movie crew. His 28-year-old brother Mak Chi-hang was convicted of resisting police when a scuffle broke out during the ensuing row. Prosecutors said the case had attracted a lot of media attention and affected Hong Kong's image. The pair have yet to be sentenced.

Man guilty of Transformers 4 blackmail

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 - 00:46

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