NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the bribery conviction of a Chinese billionaire in a United Nations scandal (all times local):

8:35 p.m.

The United Nations says it's considering what do following the New York bribery conviction of a Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a U.N. center in Macau.

Prosecutors say Ng Lap Seng (ihng lap sihng) bribed U.N. ambassadors. The verdict against him came Thursday.

The U.N. says it's "considering next steps as a victim of these crimes."

U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq says the U.N. "cooperated extensively to facilitate the proper administration of justice in this case, by disclosing thousands of documents and waiving the immunity of officials to allow them to testify at trial."

Prosecutors presented evidence that Ng from 2010 to 2015 bribed two U.N. ambassadors with hundreds of thousands of dollars to support his project.

Defense lawyers contended that Ng only paid money when he was asked to spend it to speed the project along.

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5:10 p.m.

A Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations center in Macau has been convicted at his New York bribery trial.

The verdict was returned Thursday in Manhattan federal court against Ng Lap Seng (ihng lap sihng). He was convicted of bribery, conspiracy and money laundering charges.

Prosecutors presented evidence that Ng from 2010 to 2015 bribed two U.N. ambassadors with hundreds of thousands of dollars to support his project to build a U.N. conference center.

Defense lawyers contended that Ng only paid money when he was asked to spend it to speed the project along.