Scam Singapore 

Jail, fine for 2 men linked to cheating scam involving over $10 million

SINGAPORE – One of two masterminds of a scam involving false quotations and fictitious job requests obtained more than $4.2 million in the ruse that defrauded a company of more than $10 million. On Monday (Nov 12), renovation firm manager Tan Aik Gee, 54, from Ying Xin Services was sentenced to 11 years’ jail and a fine of $900,000 after pleading guilty to 25 charges of cheating construction services company United Engineers Limited (UEL) and five counts of taking his ill-gotten gains from Singapore to Indonesia. The court heard that 186…

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Asia News Singapore SINGAPORE COURTS 

Manager jailed two weeks for driving Nissan GTR in illegal race against Lamborghini

SINGAPORE – A food and beverage manager, who drove a Nissan GTR reaching a top speed of 219 kmh in an illegal race that beat a Lamborghini, was sentenced to two weeks’ jail on Thursday (Apr 13). Koo Kwok En, 37, was also fined a total $2,500 and banned from driving for 18 months after admitting to taking part in the illegal race, dangerous driving by accelerating and travelling at very high speed, and driving without insurance coverage along Seletar Link at 12.16am on May 9, 2015. Two other counts…

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Asia Singapore SINGAPORE COURTS Thailand 

Thai woman jailed 5½ years for stomping Singaporean boyfriend to death

SINGAPORE – A 43-year-old woman who assaulted her live-in boyfriend and stomped him to death after a quarrel was on Thursday (March 16) sentenced to 5½ years’ jail for culpable homicide. Sukanya Praphuttha, a Thai national who is a permanent resident here, pleaded guilty to killing 55-year-old handyman Lee Yang Boo by using her right foot to stomp the left side of his head at their North Bridge Road flat. The High Court heard that sometime during the assault in the early hours of March 1, 2015, a neighbour heard…

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1MDB Asia News Singapore SINGAPORE COURTS 

Ex-BSI banker Seah gets 2 weeks’ jail and $10k fine

She is the second person to be convicted on charges linked to Singapore’s 1MDB probe Former BSI senior banker Yvonne Seah Yew Foong was sentenced to two weeks’ jail and a $10,000 fine yesterday. She became the second person to be convicted in Singapore’s probe into massive money laundering linked to the scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Seah, 45, yesterday pleaded guilty to two charges of forgery and one charge of failing to report suspicious transactions allegedly related to Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho – also known as Mr Jho…

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