Lawyers in CPIB assistant director's case to meet ahead of court date
- POSTED: 06 Jan 2014 17:22
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Lawyers in the case involving the assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) will meet again on January 13.
SINGAPORE: Lawyers in the case involving the assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) will meet again on January 13.
This is to iron out issues in the lead-up to the court date for 39-year-old Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong.
Yeo was charged in July 2013 with 21 offences, including misappropriation and forgery.
He has indicated he will plead guilty to the charges.
Typically, the issues to be sorted before a court date would include facts that will be raised in mitigation to ensure they are not contended.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Navin Thevar told reporters -- following a meeting between the prosecution and defence on Monday afternoon -- that the date for Yeo to plead guilty is still set for January 21.
Yeo allegedly misappropriated more than S$1.7 million, intended for buying goods required by his department.
Yeo, who was then head of field research and technical support, also faces one count of forgery.
He faces another 12 counts under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act.
Those charges are related to allegations that he used some S$241,000 that was deposited into his bank account for gaming activities at Marina Bay Sands casino.
The offences were said to have been committed between 2008 and September 2012.
If convicted of misappropriation, Yeo could face life imprisonment and a fine for every charge.
For forgery, a person can be jailed up to four years and fined.
If found guilty of using benefits from criminal conduct, Yeo could face a maximum of seven years' jail and a S$500,000 fine on each count.