21 Feb '18, 4pm

Multi-million Dollar Singapore City Harvest megachurch leaders guilty of fraud

Image copyright EPA Image caption The court ruled the weight of evidence against the six showed they had acted dishonestly Six leaders of a huge Singaporean church have been convicted of fraud in a case worth S$50m ($35m; £23m). The judge ruled City Harvest Church's pastor, Kong Hee, and others used church finances to fund the music career of his wife, Sun Ho, or falsified accounts to cover it up. The defendants had argued Ms Ho's pop music career was a way of reaching out to non-Christians. They have been bailed until sentencing, but could face up to life in jail. Sun Ho herself is not accused of wrongdoing. Failed pop career with a high price - Tessa Wong, BBC News, Singapore The scandal is the biggest corruption case squeaky-clean Singapore has seen in years. From racy music videos to a convoluted money trail, the case has riveted Singaporeans. City Harvest Church was f...

Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34589867

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