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Updated: 02/15/2013 22:56 | By Channel NewsAsia

2 chefs fined for receiving bribes from seafood supplier

2 chefs fined for receiving bribes from seafood supplier


2 chefs fined for receiving bribes from seafood supplier

SINGAPORE: Two chefs from two Chinese restaurants have been fined for receiving bribes from a seafood supplier.

Chung Yiu Ming, 54, was fined S$17,000 and made to pay a penalty of about S$21,900 for receiving bribes from Tay Ee Tiong.

Between July 2007 and July 2009, the former executive chef at Sheraton Towers Singapore pocketed close to S$21,900 from Tay, who owns Wealthy Seafood Product and Enterprise.

Chung would ensure that the restaurant Li Bai bought seafood from Tay.

He has surrendered S$21,700 to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.

The court ordered him to pay the balance amount of about S$200.

Chung pleaded guilty to 11 counts of corruption and prosecution proceeded on three of them.

The other chef, Tan Ah Teng, 46, received gratification amounting to more than S$193,000 from Tay over a three—year period, from March 2006.

Tan, who was master chef at Min Jiang restaurant in Goodwood Park Hotel, was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment.

He was also made to pay the penalty that was equivalent to the amount of bribes he received.

Tan was convicted of 20 counts of corruption and prosecution proceeded on seven charges.

— CNA/ck

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