Associate Director Charged For Taking The Rap For A Traffic Offender

Associate Director Charged For Taking The Rap For A Traffic Offender

  The accused, Leung Man Kwan, is a Singaporean. She is an Associate Director of HSR International Realtors Pte Ltd.

2        In August 2008, the Bureau conducted an investigation on the accused for allegedly accepting a payment of $1,000 from one Tay Su Ann Evangeline (“Evangeline Tay”) in return for assuming criminal liability on the latter’s behalf in relation to a traffic offence. The payment was passed through one Choo Yew Beng Kelvin (“Kelvin Choo”).

3        Investigations revealed that at around 10:06 p.m. on 22 January 2008, while driving a silvered-coloured Nissan Cefiro, Evangeline Tay beat a red traffic light at the junction of Lornie Road and Sime Road. The silvered-coloured Nissan Cefiro was owned by Evangeline Tay’s friend.

4        After Evangeline Tay committed the traffic offence, she approached Kelvin Choo to find someone to take the rap on her behalf and she was willing to pay a sum of $1000 to the person willing to take the rap on her behalf. Kelvin Choo then approached the accused to ask her if she was willing to take the rap for a traffic offence committed by a friend of his. Kelvin Choo also told the accused that she would be paid a sum of $1000 for taking the rap. As the accused was facing financial difficulty then, she agreed to do so. In mid-February 2008, after receiving the accused’s particulars from Kelvin Choo, Evangeline Tay passed the particulars to the owner of the silvered-coloured Nissan Cefiro, who then submitted it to the Traffic Police. Thereafter, Evangeline Tay transferred a sum of $1000 to Kelvin Choo’s POSB bank account. Kelvin Choo subsequently transferred the $1000 to the accused’s DBS account.

5        The accused will appear in court on 18 June 2009 for the offence of perverting the course of justice by assuming criminal liability on behalf of a traffic offender, an offence punishable under Section 204A of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The offence carries with it a sentence of imprisonment term of up to 7 years, or fine, or both.

Last updated: 12 Feb 2016