SINGAPORE: A man implicated in the billion-dollar money laundering probe involving suspects from China and luxurious property purchases has been handed fresh charges of lying to get work passes.
This comes just two days after Su Wenqiang received new charges for laundering about S$477,000 (US$355,770).
The 32-year-old Cambodian national who is originally from Fujian, China, allegedly lied in applications for work passes for himself and his wife.
According to the fresh charge sheets, Su signed and declared in an application for an employment pass in February 2022 that he would be employed as a sales director by Fleur Business Service.
However, he allegedly had no intention of working for the company.
Around the same time, Su allegedly conspired with a person known as “Wen Wen” to obtain a work pass for his wife, Su Yanping.
His wife and “Wen Wen” applied for the employment pass, declaring that she would be employed as a director of Ju You Family Office. However, the employment was allegedly false.
Su now faces 11 charges in all. According to the prosecution’s claims in previous court hearings, he was wanted in China and worked as an executive in a remote lottery business operating from the Philippines and Cambodia.
He then moved to Singapore with his two young children, intending for them to live here permanently.
He allegedly used S$500,000 from his illegal proceeds to buy multiple luxury goods including a Mercedes Benz vehicle and to pay for rental at lavish condominiums.
He is set for a pre-trial conference on Thursday.