Assistant Director of the CPIB charged last month with 21 offences has engaged a defence lawyer
The Assistant Director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau or CPIB charged last month with 21 offences has engaged a defence lawyer to make representations.
39-year-old Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong is accused of eight counts of misappropriation totalling more than $1.7 million.
Once the Head of Field Research and Technical Support, he allegedly misappropriated the money intended to be used to buy goods required by the department.
Yeo faces one count of forgery.
He is also charged with 12 counts under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes Act.
He allegedly used some $241,000 that was deposited into his bank account for gaming activities at Marina Bay Sands Casino.
If he's convicted of misappropriation, Yeo could face life imprisonment and a fine for every charge.
For forgery, one 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 $500,000 fine on each charge.
The case will be mentioned next month.
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