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Appeal in scammer's case leads to new sentencing structure

Appeal in scammer's case leads to new sentencing structure

Judge factored into the new sentencing framework, among other things, the severe harm levels involved.

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Supreme Court Case Summary: Mohamed Affandi bin Rosli v Public Prosecutor and another appeal [2018] SGCA 87

CA by a 2:1 majority allows appeal against HC conviction of drug trafficking and abetment charges.

Two escape gallows over drugs after court flags inconsistencies

Two escape gallows over drugs after court flags inconsistencies

In the current case, two CNB officers each gave a differing account of how the drugs were handled after they were seized.

Firm suing buyers of wine stolen by ex-employee

Firm suing buyers of wine stolen by ex-employee

Hock Tong Bee seeking to retrieve wines or retail sum, with claims as high as $900,000.

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The Big Read: Capital punishment — a little more conversation on a matter of life and death

The Big Read: Capital punishment — a little more conversation on a matter of life and death

Regardless which side one chooses to take, it should be done with proper knowledge and awareness of the issues involved: Experts

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Soh Qiu Xia Katty v Public Prosecutor [2018] SGHC 260

Criminal Law — Statutory offences
Unauthorised persons viewed over 200 court case files online

Unauthorised persons viewed over 200 court case files online

Preliminary findings show that they had exploited a loophole in the Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System.

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Retrial for man who retracted guilty plea at mitigation

Retrial for man who retracted guilty plea at mitigation

Retraction was valid, which was done before he was sentenced: Judge.

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EY's audits on Noble unit under review

EY's audits on Noble unit under review

Commercial Affairs Department and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have directed EY to produce documents in relation to the audit of Noble.

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First person jailed over $40m SkillsFuture scam; helped sister hide $6.7m at home

First person jailed over $40m SkillsFuture scam; helped sister hide $6.7m at home

Lee Chi Wai, 32, helped the couple squirrel away $6.7 million in cash and 11kg of gold valued at $626,500 in his Sengkang flat.

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Faster protection being planned for harassment victims

Faster protection being planned for harassment victims

Breaches under Act could become arrestable offences, Shanmugam reveals at drive against sexual violence.

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Auxiliary cop abetted rape of girlfriend by organising threesome

Auxiliary cop abetted rape of girlfriend by organising threesome

During bondage sex with her boyfriend of two years, a woman who was bound and blindfolded found out that a male stranger was taking part in their tryst.

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Dinesh s/o Rajantheran v Public Prosecutor [2018] SGHC 255

Criminal procedure and sentencing — Revision of proceedings
ADV: CLAS Fellowship 2019 – Applications Open

ADV: CLAS Fellowship 2019 – Applications Open

Apply now for a fulfilling year of pro bono criminal law work. Applications close on 30 November 2018.

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Changes to Misuse of Drugs Act trigger old debate

Changes to Misuse of Drugs Act trigger old debate

Some say removing jail term for repeat offenders overdue, others worry deterrent effect is reduced.

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No softening of anti-drug stance, says Amrin Amin

No softening of anti-drug stance, says Amrin Amin

Senior Parliamentary Secretary highlights safeguards in proposed legislative changes.

Mastermind behind false PIC claims pleads guilty

Mastermind behind false PIC claims pleads guilty

S. Chandran helped 49 applicants submit fraudulent claims for more than $1.1 million.

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