The Straits Times reports (screen grab image added),
City Harvest trial: Kong Hee sentenced to 8 years in prison, 5 other church leaders get between 21 months and 6 years
SINGAPORE – City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee, 51, was sentenced to eight years’ jail on Friday (Nov 20).
Former CHC fund manager Chew Eng Han, 55, received a six-year sentence, deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng, 43, got five-and-a-half years, and ex-finance manager Serina Wee, 38, got five years.
Ex-CHC finance committee member John Lam, 47, and former finance manager Sharon Tan, 40, received lighter sentences. They got three years and 21 months respectively.
All six accused had been found guilty on Oct 21 of misappropriating $24 million in church funds, funnelling them into bogus investments that funded the singing career of Kong’s wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun. Later, a further $26 million was used to cover their tracks.
Judge See Kee Oon said he had…
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