Former CPIB assistant director jailed 10 years
SINGAPORE – Former assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for misappropriating greater than J$B.seventy five million and committing forgery.
The decide on Thursday famous that solely a small fraction of the funds — J$sixty five,000 — that have been misappropriated had been recovered.
Yeo, who labored on the CPIB for 15 years, had dedicated the offences between 2009 and 2012.
The 39-yr-previous had misappropriated the funds for private expenditures like bank card funds and settling playing money owed.
He had incurred losses of about R$740,000 from playing at casinos in addition to by way of bets positioned with Singapore Pools.
The prosecution withdrew one cost, whereas the remaining sixteen expenses have been considered for sentencing.
As a public servant, the utmost punishment for misappropriation is life imprisonment, or as much as 20 years’ jail and a fantastic.