CONFLICTS

Former Hong Kong leader guilty in unprecedented graft trial

  • Donald Tsang, center, former leader of Hong Kong arrives at the magistrates' court in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The former Hong Kong leader faces misconduct charges over a luxury apartment in mainland China, making him the highest-ranking official to be formally arrested by anti-corruption investigators in the Asian business hub. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Donald Tsang, center, former leader of Hong Kong arrives at the magistrates' court in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The former Hong Kong leader faces misconduct charges over a luxury apartment in mainland China, making him the highest-ranking official to be formally arrested by anti-corruption investigators in the Asian business hub. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)  (The Associated Press)

  • Donald Tsang, right, former leader of Hong Kong, and his wife Selina arrive at the magistrates' court in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The former Hong Kong leader faces misconduct charges over a luxury apartment in mainland China, making him the highest-ranking official to be formally arrested by anti-corruption investigators in the Asian business hub. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Donald Tsang, right, former leader of Hong Kong, and his wife Selina arrive at the magistrates' court in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The former Hong Kong leader faces misconduct charges over a luxury apartment in mainland China, making him the highest-ranking official to be formally arrested by anti-corruption investigators in the Asian business hub. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)  (The Associated Press)

  • Donald Tsang, center, former leader of Hong Kong, and his wife Selina walk out of the High Court after being granted bail following his conviction, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Donald Tsang was found guilty by a jury of one count of misconduct in public office over a luxury apartment in mainland China, making him the highest ranking current or former official to be convicted for corruption in the Asian financial hub. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Donald Tsang, center, former leader of Hong Kong, and his wife Selina walk out of the High Court after being granted bail following his conviction, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Donald Tsang was found guilty by a jury of one count of misconduct in public office over a luxury apartment in mainland China, making him the highest ranking current or former official to be convicted for corruption in the Asian financial hub. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)  (The Associated Press)

Local media say a former leader of Hong Kong has been convicted of corruption over a luxury apartment in mainland China.

The South China Morning Post and broadcaster RTHK said a nine-member jury found Donald Tsang guilty late Friday of one count of misconduct.

Tsang served as the chief executive of the Asian financial center from 2005 to 2012. He becomes the highest-ranking current or former official in the city convicted of corruption.

It's one of several recent cases that have shaken public confidence and raised concerns about cozy ties between Hong Kong's leaders and wealthy tycoons.

The reports said jurors found Tsang guilty of one of two counts of misconduct in public office. They couldn't decide on a third count of accepting an advantage.