Brompton bikes case: Former NParks officer to appeal conviction of lying to auditors
Published on Jun 12, 2014 4:57 PM
SINGAPORE - Former National Parks Board (NParks) officer Bernard Lim Yong Soon is appealing his May 29 conviction for lying to the Ministry of National Development over his relationship with a bicycle firm director.
Lim was found guilty of the offence, in relation to a $57,200 bicycle deal, following a nine-day trial. The 42-year-old was fined $5,000 on Tuesday but spared jail, even though prosecutors asked for at least three to four months' imprisonment. He was also sacked by NParks.
However, the Attorney-General's Chambers filed a notice of appeal on Wednesday against the sentence. It also challenged Lim's acquittal on a second charge, of instigating a bicycle firm director to perpetuate the lie.
On Thursday, his lawyer Lawrence Ang said the defence had filed a notice of appeal for his conviction on the first charge. It is rare for a person who has not been given a jail sentence to challenge his conviction.
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