31 Aug '11, 2am

Singapore businessman accused of $4.5 million casino scam found dead in China

Singapore businessman accused of $4.5 million casino scam found dead in China

Before he left Singapore about six years ago, Loo (seen here in a 2001 photo) was well known in horse-racing circles here as 'Fatty Loo' because of his physique. Close friends say he had been living in the Philippines after several run-ins with the law here. -- PHOTO: ST FILE By Elizabeth Soh & Cheryl Ong Singaporean businessman, lawyer, race horse owner and national judoka Loo Choon Beng, who had a string of brushes with the law here and abroad, was found dead in Guangzhou, China, earlier this month. He was also reportedly behind the first high-tech baccarat casino scam in the Philippines, where three government-run casinos lost 160 million pesos (S$4.5 million) in May. A close friend, who declined to be named, told The Straits Times on Tuesday that Loo, 58, was found dead on his hotel room bed on Aug 3 or 4. A mutual friend attended the funeral in Guangzhou, and was told...

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