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LAWYER WHO ALLEGEDLY TOOK CLIENT’S $88K & WENT ON THE RUN FOR 15-YEARS, ARRESTED

55-year-old David Khong Siak Meng, a former lawyer who was on the run from the law for 15 years, was arrested and charged with criminal breach of trust.

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He returned to Singapore yesterday and was arrested by officers from the Commercial Affairs Department, with help from the China Ministry of Public Security.

The 55-year-old Singaporean man was previously a practising lawyer, as well as the sole proprietor of David Khong and Associates.

The Singapore Police Force said in a statement that after Khong fled Singapore in 2007, allegations about him misappropriating his client’s $88,000 arose.

An Interpol Red Notice and a warrant of arrest were then issued against him.

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Director of CAD, David Chew, said that the Singapore Police Force will do whatever is necessary and permissible under the law to bring justice to those who commit crimes here.

He added that they will continue to collaborate closely with law enforcement partners overseas to bring criminals to justice, before expressing the SPF’s appreciation tot he China Ministry of Public Security for their assistance in bringing Khong to justice.

At the time of writing, police investigations against Khong are ongoing.

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