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Ex-CPIB assistant director Edwin Yeo jailed 10 years for criminal breach of trust

Published on Feb 20, 2014 5:59 PM
 
Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong, a former assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau who misappropriated $1.76 million, was jailed for 10 years on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, for criminal breach of trust as a public servant and for forgery. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A former assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau who misappropriated $1.76 million was jailed for 10 years on Thursday for criminal breach of trust as a public servant and for forgery.

Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong, 40, who had faced 21 charges, admitted to four charges, including one of making a false receiving voucher to make CPIB believe that a vendor, Mr Lam Chee Loong, had been paid $370,755 when this was not so.

In all, the 15-year veteran misappropriated $1.76 million over 31/2 years when he was heading the bureau's Field Research and Technical Support (FRTS) between 2009 and 2012.

A total of $65,910 was also seized from him.

 
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