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Man fined $5,000 for Illegal Import of White-Rumped Shama

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - 23-year-old Lim Ke Yi was fined $5,000 by the court today for illegally importing a White-Rumped Shama into Singapore.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Woman fined $3,600 for Possession of Illegal Wildlife

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - A 22-year old woman, Desiree Lim, was fined $3,600 by the Court for the possession of a civet cat and a red-footed tortoise (which is protected under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES).
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Ex-Banker jailed for Forgery, Cheating involving over $1M

A personal banker, who pleaded guilty to have indulged in financial mismanagement of clients money, has been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man found with 17 Passports fails in Appeal, gets One Year's Jail

A Chinese national who was discovered with the passports of 17 people when he arrived at Changi Airport, and could not account for them, failed yesterday in his appeal against being convicted and was sentenced to a year's jail.
Date: 09 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

First Guilty Plea under Organised Crime Act

A 55-year-old Singaporean, who admitted to having worked for illegal gambling syndicate, became the first person to plead guilty to offences under the new Organised Crime Act.
Date: 09 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man fined for operating an Illegal Pet Shop and breaching Dog Licensing and Control Rules

Singapore, May 23 (AVA) - 44-year-old Desmond Phua Ju Liang was fined $6,600 in court today for operating a pet shop without a licence, keeping unlicensed dogs and exceeding the maximum number of dogs allowed in a non-pet shop/farm premises.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Maid in Singapore jailed for biting Baby

A Singapore court has sentenced a Myanmar domestic worker to 10 weeks in prison after she was found guilty of abusing her infant ward, a migrant activist group said.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

HSA suspends Licences of 10 Tobacco Retailers

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has suspended the tobacco retail licences of 10 errant tobacco retailers who sold cigarettes to minors under 18 years of age. They were caught via HSA’s ground surveillance and enforcement activities to deter the illegal sale of tobacco products to under-18 minors.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Health Sciences Authority

Negligence: Van Driver jailed for causing Death of Two Malaysians

SINGAPORE, Apr 3 (Bernama) - A 25-year-old van driver who rammed into eight stationary motorcyclists along Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) in March last year, killing two Malaysians, was today sentenced to three months imprisonment and banned from driving for five years.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Fridae.com Founder jailed for selling Ice

The founder of fridae.com, who was found guilty of drug trafficking, was sentenced to jail for five years and nine months with five strokes of the cane.
Date: 16 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Exchange

Man jailed for Illegally importing Hard Corals

Mar 7 - A 39-year-old man, Cheng Yee Yong, was sentenced to two months imprisonment by the Court today for illegally importing hard corals.
Date: 07 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man sentenced to imprisonment for smuggling Rhino Horns and Horn Shavings

Feb 26 - A 29-year-old man, Nguyen Vinh Hai, has been sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment for smuggling illegal rhino horns and horn shavings through Singapore. The sentence is backdated to 6 September 2017.
Date: 26 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Repeat offender jailed 50 Months and fined $11M for dealing in Duty-Unpaid Cigarettes

A repeat offender was sentenced on 26 February 2018 by the State Courts to 50 months’ imprisonment and a fine of $11 million for dealing in duty-unpaid cigarettes.
Date: 27 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Customs Department

Former Singapore Customs Officer convicted for fraudulently obtaining GST Tourist Refunds

Li Xiangqing, 34, a former Singapore Customs officer, was convicted for fraudulently obtaining Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) tourist refunds under the electronic Tourist Refund Scheme (“eTRS”).
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Promoter of PIC Scam jailed 7 Months for Fraudulent PIC Claims

Xu Feng Jia, a business owner of several tuition agencies, was charged and convicted for submitting false information to the Comptroller of Income Tax in order to obtain Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) cash payouts totaling $70,130.40.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Two Men sentenced for Animal Cruelty

Feb 8 - In two separate cases in court today, two men were sentenced and issued a 12-month Disqualification Order (DO) each for animal cruelty. The DOs disqualify them from owning any animals upon release.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Bill

The Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Bill (the "Bill") was introduced for First Reading in Parliament today. The Bill will extend the operation of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (the "Act") for a further period of five years, provide greater clarity in the scope of the Act, clarify the powers of the Minister under the Ac ...
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

Woman fined for Illegal Import of Dried Frogs

Dec20 - 39-year-old Junsricha Kanokporn, was fined $10,000 in court today for illegal import of dried frogs under the Wholesome Meat and Fish Products Act. In August 2017, Kanokporn was separately fined $10,000 by the court for two charges ($5,000 per charge) - a) illegal import of meat products under the Wholesome Meat and Fish Products Act and b) ...
Date: 20 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man fined for operating a Pet Shop without a Licence

Nov 15 - 47-year-old Tan Lai Hock was fined $2,750 in court today for operating a pet shop without a licence.
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man fined $10,000 for importing Zebra Dove without Licence

Nov 8 - 74-year-old Lian Kin Ting was fined $10,000 for illegally importing a zebra dove, and for subjecting the bird to unnecessary suffering and pain. This is the first time that the maximum penalty of $10,000 is meted out for illegally importing animals or live birds. In 2009, Lian was fined $3,000 for importing seven zebra doves without a licen ...
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

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