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PIO charged for graft offences involving $9.8m in Singapore

An Indian- origin construction manager was on Friday charged by a Singapore court for corruption and cheating offences involving around $9.8 million.

Harish Singhal, 59, a hand at Modec Offshore Production Systems, has been indicted of accepting backhanders, committing plutocrat laundering, and deceiving his employer into paying nearly$ 8 million to another company, The woe Times reported. Between 2011 and 2016, Singhal allegedly conspired with four others to accept backhanders for advancing the business interest of a shipping company with Modec to the tune of$,000($1.3 million Singapore bone).

Singhal is also said to have conspired with others to disguise around$,000 of benefits from felonious conduct in the form of fictitious checks for payments between the two companies.
Further, he allegedly conspired with Modec’s principal mastermind Gopinath Kuppusamy, 52, to cheat Modec into paying around$ 8 million to Staghorn Marine Services, The woe Times reported.

Singhal faces six charges for graft and four for cheating. His cohorts have also been charged for graft-related offences. The loose Practices Investigation Bureau( CPIB) said in a statement on Friday that any person condemned of a corruption offense can be fined up to$,000 and jugged for over to five times.

Those condemned of infidelity can be fined and jugged for over to 10 times. ” Companies are explosively advised to put in place robust procedures in areas similar as procurement and internal inspection to help falling victim to loose acts by their workers,” said CPIB

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