Deceased Hong Kong billionaire Nina Wang's ex-lover gets 12 years in prison for forging will

The former lover of quirky billionaire Nina Wang has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after a Hong Kong court found him guilty of forging her will to claim her multibillion-dollar estate.

A High Court judge on Friday called Peter Chan "shameless" and "wicked" for taking advantage of Wang's trust in him.

Wang died in 2007. She was once Asia's richest woman.

Chan was convicted Thursday of forgery and using a false instrument.

Chan was charged after a Hong Kong court ruled a will purportedly leaving Wang's estate to him was forged.

The legal battles over the will have enthralled the Chinese territory with their seamy mix of sex and money.

Chan is a former feng shui master who changed his named from Tony after converting recently to Christianity.