SINGAPORE: A former property agent has been fined S$13,000 for trying to get others to take the rap for his traffic offences.
Haresh Vishindas Chandiramani, 42, was convicted of offering S$200 to part-time property agent Raymond Tan Yew Chye to take the rap for his offence of driving along a road shoulder in September 2009.
Haresh was also fined for getting his friend, Azli Mohd Hasan, to take the rap for his traffic offence.
For taking the rap, Azli was jailed five weeks.
In mitigation, the defence cited a range of medical conditions plaguing Haresh, including heart problem and diabetes.
On compassionate grounds, the judge said she was prepared to depart from the sentencing norms and fined Haresh S$13,000. - AFP/nd
MORE SINGAPORE NEWS
Latest Photo Galleries on xinmsn
Kabul's stray dogs are trapped and poisoned before dying a slow death as the city sparks outrage in its bid to protect residents from diseas... More Kabul's stray dogs are trapped and poisoned before dying a slow death as the city sparks outrage in its bid to protect residents from disease and control its canine population. Duration: 02:38
Date 29 mins ago, Duration 2:38, Views 0