Thursday, April 12, 2012

Man given judicial mercy due to medical condition

SINGAPORE: A man, who benefited from his brother's bank scam in 2008, was given judicial mercy Wednesday due to his medical condition.

Forty-two-year-old Quah Lai Huat, who is diagnosed with HIV, was sentenced to two months' jail for possessing proceeds of more than S$277,000 arising from the criminal activity of 36-year-old Quah Lai Meng.

Quah Lai Huat received the money from his younger brother Quah Lai Meng after the latter cheated DBS Bank of more than S$2.1 million.

On various occasions between November 2007 and January 2008, Quah Lai Meng abused a flaw in DBS's Cashline process to dishonestly obtain several payments.

He then gave several people, including his brother, varying amounts of money.

One of them was also 54-year-old Abdul Majid Hamid Sultan, who was sentenced last month to eight months' jail for receiving criminal proceeds of S$281,000.

In sentencing, a district judge said that he would have ordered a similar imprisonment term for Quah Lai Huat, if not for his advanced medical condition.

Quah Lai Meng was sentenced in 2008 to 10 years of corrective training.

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Source From Channel News Asia

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