02 Aug '11, 9am

Loanshark runner jailed 7-years for harassments

Loanshark runner jailed 7-years for harassments

A man who set fire and scribbled graffiti on the walls of various HDB units on behalf of a loanshark was jailed for seven years and ordered to be given 24 strokes of the cane on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: NEW PAPER A MAN who set fire and scribbled graffiti on the walls of various HDB units on behalf of a loanshark was jailed for seven years and ordered to be given 24 strokes of the cane on Tuesday. Project manager Soh Hann Kwang, 36, who had pleaded guilty to 13 of 33 charges, was also banned from driving for a year. For two weeks in June 2011, he drove his wife's off-peak car to various locations. such as Jurong, Ang Mo Kio, Sengkang and Toa Payoh, to commit the offences. He had no driving licence and had thus driven without insurance coverage. A district court heard that Soh was saddled with debts after borrowing from both legal and illegal moneylenders. One of them offered him ...

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