14 Jan '11, 11pm

Man jailed 10 years over SLA scam: by Ng Jing Yng SINGAPORE - Former swimming instructor Ho Yen Teck, who had co...

SINGAPORE - Former swimming instructor Ho Yen Teck, who had conspired with two former Singapore Land Authority (SLA) senior executives to cheat the Government of $12 million, was sentenced to 10 years' jail on Friday - becoming the first of eight men involved in the scam to be dealt with by the courts. Ho had pleaded guilty last month to 21 charges of conspiring with the SLA's former deputy director Koh Seah Wee and former manager Christopher Lim Chai Meng. Ho had set up seven bogus companies which put up fictitious tenders for goods and maintenance services in the Government's procurement portal, GeBiz, although these were not needed. The companies - out of 10 in all which were involved in the scam - received $9.8 million from the SLA with Ho allegedly pocketing $200,000. Ho made partial restitution of $59,590. His lawyer, Mr Jackson Eng, had argued in court that Ho was j...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110115-0000195/Ma...

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