30 Dec '11, 11pm

Courtroom drama that made the headlines: A year of fraud, sex and secrets

Courtroom drama that made the headlines: A year of fraud, sex and secrets

Mr Ismil Kadar (right) leaving prison on July 5 with his lawyer, Mr R. Thrumurgan, after spending six years behind bars for the murder of an elderly housewife. He was acquitted and released after a long-drawn court case that ended with a happy twist for him. -- ST FILE PHOTO By K. C. Vijayan, Law Correspondent Rogue civil servants were convicted in some of the most serious offences dealt with by the courts this year. Two former senior executives of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) were jailed for cheating it and other government agencies of more than $12 million, while a retired Customs bigwig was jailed for possessing state secrets. Other court cases that made headlines included teachers who had sex with students, and that of a man who was freed after originally being sentenced to death. ROGUE CIVIL SERVANTS Koh Seah Wee, 41, a former deputy director of the SLA, and Chr...

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