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Businessman gets three months' jail for corruption, files appeal

Published on Feb 12, 2014 1:36 PM
Goh Choon Hee leaving the Subordinate Court on Feb 11, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

A businessman was sentenced to three months' jail on Wednesday for offering a $1,000 bribe to induce a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) firefighter not to report him for a traffic offence.

Goh Choon Hee, 50, who owns an apartment rental business, is appealing against the sentence. Bail of $20,000 was offered pending the appeal.

He had admitted to offering the amount to Sergeant Samuel Anandaraj Anthonyraj to help cover up his part in an accident on June 20 last year.

A district court heard that Goh, who was drunk, was driving his Honda Civic car when it was involved in a head-on collision with a taxi at the junction of Upper Serangoon Road and Hougang Avenue 2 on June 20 last year.

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