Two chefs fined for accepting bribes from a seafood supplier
Two former top chefs received their just desserts Tuesday for accepting bribes from a seafood supplier.
Go Choon Heng, 41, former senior Chinese chef at Hilton Hotel, was fined $5,000 for accepting $4,496 in bribes, Ng Wai Tong, 52, former master chef of the Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant at Parkroyal Hotel was fined $6,000 for pocketing $5,811. They were also ordered to return the full amount of bribes to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.
Now unemployed, the two chefs pleaded guilty in December to receiving the money from Tay Ee Tiong, 56, the sole proprietor of Wealthy Seafood Product and Enterprise in 2009. In return, both recommended that their restaurants buy seafood from Tay's firm.
Tay had been sentenced to 1½ years in jail in 2011. He had pleaded guilty to giving nearly $1 million in bribes to 19 chefs from 17 hotels and restaurants.