A 39-year-old Indian nationwide in Singapore was on Thursday sentenced to 4 weeks’ jail and ordered to pay a penalty, equal to the bribe quantity he obtained in 2016 from a Shell worker, in line with a media report.
Paramanandham Srinivasan, a surveyor, who accepted USD 3,000 as bribe from Muzaffar Ali Khan Muhamad Akram, a Shell worker, and turned a blind eye to the misappropriation of fuel oil at Shell Pulau Bukom refinery.
Srinivasan pleaded responsible to at least one corruption cost.
He was sentenced to 4 weeks’ jail and ordered to pay a penalty of SGD 4,046.70 – the native greenback equal of the bribe quantity by a courtroom right here, The Straits Occasions newspaper reported.
Srinivasan, was amongst 12 surveyors who had been charged on April 14 for allegedly accepting bribes from then Shell staff Muzaffar, Juandi Pungot and Richard Goh Chee Keong, the report mentioned.
Paramanandham had noticed Muzaffar a while round April 28, 2016, on board a vessel which his firm was engaged to examine.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Norman Yew mentioned in courtroom paperwork that Paramanandham’s firm, SGS Testing and Management Companies Singapore, provided surveying companies, together with the inspection of the amount of cargo equipped to vessels in Singapore by suppliers like Shell.
After receiving the bribe, the accused didn’t precisely report the quantity of cargo loaded onto that vessel and turned a blind eye to Muzaffar’s misappropriation of fuel oil at Shell Pulau Bukom, Yew mentioned.
“By these actions, the accused helped Muzaffar, Juandi and their co-conspirators to hide the misappropriation of fuel oil,” Deputy Public Prosecutor Yew mentioned.
On account of Paramanandham’s motion, the misappropriation of Shell oil value USD 236,956.14 went undetected by the corporate in 2016.
The utmost penalty for corruption is a SGD 100,000 fantastic and 5 years in jail, the report mentioned. PTI GS PY AKJ PY PY
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