City Harvest Church: Jail terms maintained for Kong Hee and other ex-leaders

City Harvest Church: Jail terms maintained for Kong Hee and other ex-leaders

Yahoo Singapore·2018-02-01 22:10

Singapore’s highest court has maintained the reduced jail terms of the six former leaders of City Harvest Church (CHC) in the long-running case, less than a year after the High Court slashed their sentences

The ruling by the five-judge Court of Appeal delivered on Thursday (1 February) dismisses the appeal by prosecutors to reinstate the original longer jail terms for church founder Kong Hee and his five former deputies. 

With the decision, the former church leaders need only serve sentences ranging from seven months to three years six months. The crux of the sentencing centred around the legal interpretation of criminal breach of trust (CBT) in relation to the roles played by the CHC ex-leaders.

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