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Howard Shaw drops appeal, to start 12-week jail sentence on Oct 5

Published on Sep 18, 2012 5:01 PM
 
Howard Shaw has decided not to proceed with an appeal against his 12-week jail sentence for one count of paid sex with a minor, contrary to his earlier indication, according to a report in The Business Times (BT). -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN 

Howard Shaw has decided not to proceed with an appeal against his 12-week jail sentence for one count of paid sex with a minor, contrary to his earlier indication, according to a report in The Business Times (BT).

It appears that Shaw's appeal-petition filing period lapsed last week. Shaw is the grandson of Shaw Organisation founder Runme Shaw.

A Subordinate Courts spokesman also confirmed to BT that Shaw has gained court approval to defer the start date of his jail term to Oct 5 from Sept 14.

Shaw is one of 51 men charged with sex with an underage prostitute in a highly-publicised online vice case involving former civil servants and businessmen.