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Chinese govt official arrested in 2011 in Singapore

Published on Sep 11, 2012 1:27 PM

A Chinese government official who went on the lam after allegedly embezzling 94 million yuan (S$18.4 million) in Chinese government funds, had been arrested here in 2011 after the police received a tip-off about him.

The information was revealed in court here when Li Huabo went on trial on Tuesday over about $180,000 of stolen funds he is alleged to have received while in Singapore.

Li was nabbed in Mar 4, 2011 after the police Commercial Affairs Department received a tip off about his purported crime. He had been wanted by the Interpol then over money he is said to have siphoned from off from Poyang County, where he was a junior government official.

The Singapore permanent resident had been on the run since February 2011, after he allegedly confessed to stealing the money along with some accomplices.

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