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9 April 2024

Tania Chin quoted in CNA: “How were the sentences decided for duo convicted in billion-dollar money laundering case?”

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Tania Chin was quoted by Koh Wan Ting in CNA, in an update on the two men who were sentenced in the money laundering case. The article explained how the sentences were decided for the two men convicted in the landmark S$3 billion (US$2.2 billion) money laundering case in Singapore. Su Wenqiang was jailed for 13 months while Su Haijin was sentenced to 14 months’ prison two days later.

The article included Tania’s comments that the prosecution has the discretion to proceed with the appropriate charges based on the strength of the evidence they have obtained which we would not be privy to, and that in case of the two Sus, apart from the monies laundered, the court considered multiple factors, such as the accused person’s role in the money laundering operation; duration of offending; seriousness of the offences; accused person’s knowledge of the offences; personal benefit received by the accused person and level of sophistication of the money laundering operation.