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Jan 2015

Criminal case involving China tour guide Yang Yin: Next pre-trial conference set for Jan 22

SINGAPORE – The pre-trial conference for the criminal case involving former China tour guide Yang Yin was adjourned to Jan 22 yesterday.

Speaking to reporters after a closed-door hearing, Yang’s lawyer Wee Pan Lee said his client is waiting to see which charges the prosecution will proceed on. Yang has been accused of two criminal breach of trust offences which allegedly involve him misappropriating $1.1 million from an 87-year-old widow Chung Khin Chun, whom he met in 2008 when he acted as her tour guide during a trip to China. Each charge carries a sentence of up to seven years jail and/or a fine.

The 40-year-old Chinese national, who is a Singapore permanent resident, also faces more than 300 counts of faking receipts issued by his music and dance company.

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