City Harvest appeal verdict out today

Clockwise from top left: Kong Hee, Tan Ye Peng, Serina Wee, John Lam, Chew Eng Han, Sharon Tan.
Clockwise from top left: Kong Hee, Tan Ye Peng, Serina Wee, John Lam, Chew Eng Han, Sharon Tan.PHOTOS: ST FILE

After a marathon trial that started in 2013, six City Harvest Church leaders were found guilty of misappropriating millions in church funds to fuel the pop music career of church founder Kong Hee's wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun.

In November 2015, all of them were handed jail terms ranging from 21 months to eight years in the largest case of misuse of charitable funds in Singapore history.

Today, a three-judge High Court panel will deliver its decision on the appeals by the six defendants against conviction and sentences, and also appeals by the prosecution for harsher punishment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2017, with the headline 'City Harvest appeal verdict out today'. Print Edition | Subscribe