GP gets 10 weeks' jail for transferring $197,000, five years before bankruptcy order
Published on Mar 7, 2014 5:24 PM
A doctor was sentenced to 10 weeks' jail on Friday after he was convicted of transferring more than $190,000 within five years prior to his bankruptcy.
Undischarged bankrupt Andrew Chee Weng Kheong, 58, was found guilty of four counts of transferring a total of $197,345 to his lover and her brother in 2004 and 2006.
Chee, who was cleared of four other similar charges involving $515,680, is appealing against conviction.
On Friday, District Judge Toh Yung Cheong found the general practitioner guilty of transferring three sums totalling $161,345 to Ms Lew Yek Yeong, his clinic assistant, and $36,000 to Ms Lew's brother, Mr Lew Kwan Koon, in March 2004 in the five years before the bankruptcy order was made. He was declared bankrupt in October 2006.
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