ST Marine Executive To Be Charged In Connection With Corruption Crackdown

The final executive listed in the ST Marine corruption bust, Patrick Lee Swee Ching, is expected to be in the State Courts Wednesday (Jun 10) to face charges, after four other high-level executives formerly from the firm were similarly charged earlier.

Lee served as group financial controller of ST Marine between 2004 and 2007. Following his arrest pending police investigations, he was later released on bail and allowed to fly back to the United States.

In December 2014, four other high-level executives from the firm were charged with various counts of corruption.

Former ST Marine president See Leong Teck faces seven charges of conspiring to pay more than S$556,000 in bribes to customers, while former ST Aerospace president Chang Cheow Teck faces three charges of corruption totaling more than S$273,000.

Two others involved in the case are former senior vice-president Mok Kim Whang, who was charged with one count of corruption amounting more than S$43,000, and former ST Marine group financial controller Ong Tek Liam, who faces the most counts – 118 in total – amounting to more than $521,000, in alleged entertainment expenses.

ST Marine and ST Aerospace are subsidiaries of engineering firm ST Engineering, providing building and repair services in their various fields.



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