S’poreans should learn this trick from the Americans

In Corporate governance on 22/11/2016 at 5:18 pm

Wonder if former BSI banker Yeo Jiawei had sought lawyers advice over his actions?

In response to DPP Tan’s suggestion that Yeo met both men because he knew the CAD was investigating him for illicit transactions, Yeo said he disagreed.

“None of my transactions are illicit,”

(Part of former BSI banker Yeo Jiawei cross-examination byDeputy Public Prosecutor Tan Kiat Pheng, as reported by BT.)

Somehow I doubt it as if he he would have raised  the “advice of counsel” defense and that he was acting in good faith because his lawyer had cleared his actions.

In the infamous case involving Sun Ho, her hubbie Kong Hee and his church team never got legal advive on the legality of the transactions to fund Sun Ho’s Hollywood lifestyle. They relied on an “Uncle” who was the church’s auditor. He like the German sergeant in Hogan’s Heroes saidv”I know nothing. Nothing.”

In the US, where no-one does anything without getting the advice of counsel according to the NYT Dealbook:

The “advice of counsel” defense is raised with increased regularity in white-collar crime cases, often coupled with its close cousin – acting in good faith.


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