Fugitive ex-lawyer arrested and charged after being on the run for 15 years

Fugitive ex-lawyer arrested and charged after being on the run for 15 years

SINGAPORE: A former lawyer, who had been away from home for 15 many years after allegedly misappropriating money from a customer,   was billed on Saturday (Sep 24) with  lawbreaker breach of believe in.

David Khong, 55, had been arrested by officers from the Commercial Matters Department (CAD) upon Friday when he returned to Singapore “with the cooperation and assistance of our foreign counterparts in China”, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) mentioned on Saturday.

Khong was the exclusive proprietor of his firm  David Khong & Associates whenever he left Singapore in August 2007. Shortly after that, allegations of wrongdoing surfaced. An arrest bring about and an Interpol red notice were then issued against him.  

Interpol red sees are issued regarding fugitives wanted either for prosecution or to function a sentence. This is a request to police force agencies worldwide to locate and provisionally criminal arrest a person – pending extradition, surrender or even similar legal action.

David Khong was charged in court on Sunday for misappropriating S$88, 000 belonging to his client, which have been entrusted to your pet. If found accountable, he faces life in prison, or even a jail term as high as 10 years, and a great. Further investigations are usually ongoing, said the authorities.

“We can continue to collaborate closely with law enforcement partners overseas to bring bad guys to justice, ” said CAD director David Chew.

“We would like to communicate our appreciation for that assistance rendered with the China Ministry of Public Security in this particular matter. ”