Chua Chin Hoe
5 June 2012. An illegal gambling cafe operator who bribed cops and paid scapegoats to take the rap for him was jailed for four and a half years and fined $20,000 on Monday.
Chua Chin Hoe, 56, who faced 63 charges, pleaded guilty to six charges of corruption and one under the Common Gaming Houses Act. He operated an illegal gambling cafe and bribed cops and paid scapegoats to take the rap on his behalf.
He was jailed for four and a half years and fined $20,000 on Monday. He started with unlicensed jackpots and when authorities clamped down on his activities, he switched to internet cafes offering illegal gambling.
The police officers he bribed included Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mark Koh Kian Tiong, Staff Sergeant Steven Tan Chee Kwong, Staff Sergeant David Lim Kay Heng, Staff Sergeant Chong Soon Ping and Sergeant Teng Jing King. Nearly half of them were attached to the CID’s Secret Societies Branch. ASP Mark Koh is said to have fled the country.
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