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City Harvest trial: City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee arrives in court as trial resumes

Published on Jul 14, 2014 10:18 AM

SINGAPORE - City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee arrived at the State Courts on Monday morning as the high profile trial against him and his five deputies resumed.

The six accused from the mega church are expected to testify under oath. They are likely to take the witness stand in the following order: former board member John Lam Leng Hung, 46; Kong, 49; finance manager Sharon Tan Shao Yuen, 38; former treasurer Chew Eng Han, 54; deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng, 41; and former finance manager Serina Wee Gek Yin, 37.

The trial, which started in May last year, is expected to last until next April. The six are accused of various counts of criminal breach of trust and falsifying accounts by misappropriating $24 million in sham bond investments, and "round-tripping" another $26.6 million to cover it up. The funds are said to have been used to bankroll the music career of Kong's wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun.