Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Parents & Wife of Ex-Guide in Tussle over Widow's $40m Assets

Update 29 Sep 2016: Yang Yin jailed 6 years for misappropriating S$1.1m from elderly widow

Former tour guide Yang Yin was sentenced to 6 years’ jail on Friday (Sep 29) for misappropriating S$1.1 million from a wealthy widow he had spent years “ingratiating” himself with, in an act prosecutors have called a “deep betrayal” of the 89-yr-old woman.

On Thursday, Yang was sentenced to 26 months’ jail for duping Singapore authorities into granting him permanent residency by setting up a shell company, falsifying hundreds of receipts and paying small sums in tax.

This means that the 42-yr-old will spend a total of 8 years and 2 months behind bars.


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Yang Yin jailed 26 months for committing fraud to gain PR status

Former tour guide Yang Yin has been sentenced to 26 months’ jail for duping the authorities into granting him PR status by setting up a shell company, falsifying hundreds of receipts and paying small sums in tax – all to shore up his PR application.

In sentencing Yang, District Judge Jennifer Marie said the 42-year-old China national had, in his bid to remain in Singapore, abused financial services and committed hundreds of offences over the five years he was here. His “elaborate” offences were premeditated and carefully planned, the judge said.

Yang was convicted in May of 120 charges, including 110 counts for falsifying receipts involving S$186,900 showing payments to a shell company he set up to gain permanent residency here, as well as four charges under the Companies Act and six for cheating and immigration offences.

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Ex-guide's parents named as parties to suit
Yang Yin is currently in police remand after Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon struck down an earlier order made by the State Courts to grant him bail

First it was Yang Yin, then his wife. Now his parents in China, along with a woman who bailed him out earlier, could be made defendants in a civil suit alleging that the former China tour guide manipulated a multimillionaire widow into handing him control of her wealth.

The lawyer for Madam Hedy Mok, the widow's niece, revealed this yesterday following a 30-minute pre-trial conference at the High Court.

Mr Andrew Lee said an application has been filed to include Yang's parents - Mr Yang Sannan, 71, and Madam He Xianglan, 67 - as parties to the suit. The retirees live in Zhejiang, China.

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Wife of former China tour guide Yang Yin included as second defendant in lawsuit
The niece of a rich widow has successfully obtained court permission to sue the wife of a former China tour guide

According to The Straits Times, Madam Hedy Mok, the niece of 87-year-old Madam Chung Khin Chun, received court approval on Wednesday to add Madam Weng Yandan, wife of Mr Yang Yin, as a defendant in an on-going High Court suit.

The duo are alleged to have neglected in their legal duties in caring for Madam Chung and Madam Mok is seeking damages.

This is the latest development to take place between Mr Yang and the niece of 87-year-old widow Madam Chung Khin Chun over the widow's assets estimated to be worth $40 million.

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Local assets of former China tour guide's wife frozen
Mr Yang Yin’s wife (in yellow) talking to police officers at the Gerald Crescent bungalow home of Madam Chung Khin Chun on 2 September 2014. Mrs Yang, who is from China, told The Straits Times before leaving the house that Madam Chung had invited her husband to live with her. Madam Chung's niece turned up at the bungalow to demand that Mr Yang's wife, two-year-old son and eight-year-daughter move out because they were trespassing. Mr Yang is currently in Japan. The police were called and five officers later turned up to defuse the tension. PHOTO: ST

The High Court has frozen the local assets of the wife of former China tour guide Yang Yin after a one-hour pre-trial conference on Monday.

However, Madam Weng Yandan, 34, left Singapore in September and it is unclear whether she even has any assets in Singapore, reports The Straits Times.

Her husband Yang Yin's assets in Singapore and overseas were frozen by a separate court order since August. Yang is being sued in the High Court by Madam Hedy Mok, the niece of widow Madam Chung Khin Chun, for manipulating the 87-year-old widow for his own personal gain.

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Freeze order on local assets of ex-guide's wife

THE High Court has issued an order to freeze the local assets of the wife of former China tour guide Yang Yin so that they cannot be transferred out of Singapore.

However, Madam Weng Yandan, 34, left the country in September and it is unclear whether she even has any assets here. Her husband's assets in Singapore and overseas have been frozen by a separate Mareva injunction since August.

Yang, 40, is being sued in the High Court by Madam Hedy Mok, the niece of widow Chung Khin Chun, for manipulating the 87-year-old widow for his own personal gain. Madam Mok, 60, a tour agency owner, is seeking damages which have yet to be assessed by the court. Her lawyer, Mr Peter Doraisamy from Selvam LLC, told reporters after the court session yesterday that his priority is to serve the court order on Madam Weng, who is believed to be in Hangzhou, China.

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China tour guide's wife hits back at haters online: Here's what she said
The wife of China tour guide, Yang Ying, who is embroiled in a tussle over a Singaporean widow's assets has spoken out on the incident

The tour guide has been accused of taking over Madam’s Chung $40 million worth of assets after moving into her bungalow located at Gerald Crescent.

Recently, a Weibo user posted a summary of the case online.

This prompted Mrs Yang to comment on the Weibo user's post, claiming that the user did not know the truth behind the incident. She further stated that posting such scandalous materials online can damage her family’s reputation.

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Former tour guide Yang Yin faces 3 more charges

Former tour guide Yang Yin, who is embroiled in the battle for the estate of widow Chung Khin Chun, was slapped with three new charges for immigration offences.

According to online reports, the 40-year-old was charged on Thursday for giving false statements to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority in 2010 and 2011 when he was attempting to apply for Permanent Resident status.

Yang is already facing 331 charges for allegedly falsifying accounts of his company Young Music and Dance Studio to make it seem that it was a viable business and had received $450,000 in payment for services.

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Former Tour Guide: Tussle over $40 million Assets

FORMER China tour guide Yang Yin, who is embroiled in a legal tussle over the assets of a wealthy 87-year-old widow, was charged in court with another 320 charges for falsification of accounts.

The 40-year-old was represented by his lawyer Wee Pan Lee from Wee, Tay and Lim LLP.

Last Friday, Yang was accused of falsifying the accounts of his company Young Music and Dance Studio between 2009 and 2014.

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