Friday, 23 April 2004

RC priest jailed for embezzling S$5 million

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B02E3D8123AF937A15757C0A9629C8B63&fta=y

A Roman Catholic priest was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for embezzling $3 million from his parish from 1994 to 2002. The priest, the Rev. Joachim Kang, 55, pleaded guilty last week, and the judge dismissed letters appealing for clemency from the archbishop of Singapore, Nicholas Chia, and 58 members of Father Kang's church, saying the priest did not ''warrant any special tenderness.'' He used the money to purchase two properties in Singapore and four in Malaysia, and also bought computers for two women.

Priest jailed for embezzling $3m (BBC News, 23 Apr 04)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3653785.stm

Disgraced priest gets seven years for stealing millions in church funds (Singapore Window, 23 Apr 04)
http://www.singapore-window.org/sw04/040423af.htm

The Trial of Father Joachim Kang
http://cwm.subtlethought.com/blog/the-trial-of-father-joachim-kang

Father Joachim Kang's trial (New Paper, 8 Apr 04)
http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/printfriendly/0,4139,57083,00.html

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