Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunshine Empire 2 - the charges

From the Commercial Affairs Department website - as at 5 October 2009

Q What is the status of the investigation?
A CAD has completed the investigations on Sunshine Empire Pte Ltd ("Sunshine Empire") and other companies involved in this case. On 3 February 2009, the following persons have been charged in the Subordinate Court.

a. Jackie Hoo Choon Cheat, a director of Sunshine Empire, and James Phang Wah each faced 1 charge of fraudulent trading under Section 340 of the Companies Act, 1 charge of failure to maintain proper accounting records of Sunshine Empire under Section 199 of the Companies Act and 8 charges of criminal breach of trust as an agent of Sunshine Empire under Section 409 of the Penal Code;

b. James Phang Wah also faced 6 charges of falsification of Sunshine Empire’s accounts under Section 477A of the Penal Code and 1 charge of false declaration of the share capital of Empire Communications Technology Pte Ltd under Section 401 (2A) (b) of the Companies Act. In addition to the Penal Code and Companies Act charges, James Phang Wah faced 3 charges for possession of uncensored and obscene films under the Films Act;

c. Neo Kuon Huay, a director of Empire Emall (S) Pte Ltd, faced 6 charges of falsification of Sunshine Empire’s accounts under Section 477A of the Penal Code and 1 charge of false declaration of the share capital of Empire Emall (S) Pte Ltd under Section 401 (2A) (b) of the Companies Act; and

d. Yong Wai Hong, a director of Empire Communications Technology Pte Ltd and various companies, faced 6 charges of false declaration of the share capital of various companies under Section 401 (2A) (b) of the Companies Act.

Note that Yong Wai Hong has already been convicted of the charges under the Companies Act.

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