Home Briefs: Law firm tie-up event

Law firm tie-up event

Singapore law firm Rodyk & Davidson, now known as Dentons Rodyk after its tie-up with the world's largest law firm Dentons, marked the event with a function last night.

Joining up with Dentons was no easy decision for Singapore's oldest law firm, said Senior Counsel Philip Jeyaretnam. "A high-quality international partner helps us serve our clients better."

Mr Jeyaretnam, who is the global vice-chair and regional CEO of Dentons Rodyk, added: "Dentons is driven by a vision for the future."

Jailed for forgery, theft

Over a two-year period, an accounts executive with a gambling addiction siphoned off more than $2.3 million from her employers and spent over $720,000 in ill-gotten cash on casino chips, a court heard.

Yesterday, Chow Lai Hoong, 53, who worked for Paw Leck Engineering and Crown Construction, was jailed for 7-1/2 years for her crimes. She pleaded guilty to 40 out of 380 charges, mostly for forgery of cheques and criminal breach of trust as a servant.

Printed fake notes

Unable to cope with mounting debts, a sales executive printed counterfeit $100 notes at home and then used them to pay for low-value items at several shops to get change in real money, a court heard.

Yesterday, Rajeshwari Rajabose, 36, a Malaysian, was jailed for three years after she pleaded guilty to two out of 11 charges of using counterfeit money. The remaining counts were considered in sentencing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe