16 May '11, 7am

Pork supplier acquitted of corruption

Pork supplier acquitted of corruption

Acquitted: Businessman Ong Soon Guan, 44, has claimed trial to four charges of giving bribes in the form of KTV entertainment, in return for leniency when it came to inspection work. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW A BUSINESSMAN was cleared of four corruption charges on Monday after a trial. Mr Ong Soon Guan, 44, managing director of home-grown pork processor and distributor Ong Joo Joo Food Industries, was acquitted of corruptly giving bribes in the form of KTV entertainment amounting to $5,883 to a Cold Storage executive in 2003 and 2004. He was tried for giving the bribes to Mr Peter Lee King Hock, 46, then a category manager for meat at Cold Storage, at Copthorne Orchid Hotel, Grand Century Niteclub and Tycoon Deluxe Lounge & Nite-Club, both at Havelock Road, as an inducement to be more lenient in his inspections of work done by Ong Joo Joo Food Industries. District Judge ...

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