Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
News
 

Jobless man jailed three months for threatening to burn down lawyer's office

Published on May 15, 2013 1:54 PM
PRINT EMAIL
 
An unemployed man was jailed for three months on Wednesday for threatening to burn down a lawyer's office. -- ST POSED PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

An unemployed man was jailed for three months on Wednesday for threatening to burn down a lawyer's office.

Joseph Cruz, 58, pleaded guilty to criminal intimidation by threatening lawyer Lim Bee Li, 28, who is with Optimus Chambers, over the phone between Dec 26 last year and Jan 13 that he would burn down her office.

A Community Court heard that late last year, Cruz had sought legal services from two lawyers, Mr Irving Choh and Ms Stephanie Looi, who had been working in RHT Taylor Wessing and subsequently joined Optimus.

Investigation showed that between Dec 26 and Jan 7, he made multiple harassing calls to Ms Lim's law firm as he was unhappy with the way the legal proceedings for his matters had been turning out.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here