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Criminal trial against six City Harvest Church leaders may stretch into 2014

Published on May 10, 2013 4:33 PM
 
Kong Hee (second left), founding pastor of City Harvest Church, holding hands with wife Ho Yeow Sun (third left). Kong Hee and four other leaders of the church were charged with the misuse of the church's funds to finance Ho Yeow Sun's music career. The trial against the six City Harvest Church leaders accused of embezzling more than $50 million, may stretch beyond 2013. -- MY PAPER FILE PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

The trial against the six City Harvest Church leaders accused of embezzling more than $50 million, may stretch beyond 2013.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Christopher Ong told The Straits Times on Friday that provisions are being made for a third leg of the hearing, likely to be early next year.

The trial begins next Wednesday, with the second leg scheduled from August to September this year.

The prosecution's three witnesses for first leg include Ms Lai Baoting, a former accounts staff member of the church, Ms Angie Koh, an employee in a firm that handles the church's accounts, and Mr Koh Siow Ngea, director of Xtron Productions.

 
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