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Nov 9, 2009
Firm and ex-director fined <!--10 min-->
<!-- headline one : start --> <!-- headline one : end --> <!-- Author --> <!-- show image if available --> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr></tr> <tr> </tr> <tr> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="padlrt8 georgia11 darkgrey bold">By Elena Chong, Courts Correspondent </td></tr> <tr valign="bottom"> <td width="330">
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Both Toh (left) and the company could have been fined up to $15,000 per charge. He could also have been jailed for up to 12 months on each charge. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
THE former boss of a landscape company was spared a jail term because of ill health and fined $42,000 instead over a 'phantom worker'' scam. Toh Eng Hock alias Toh Ah Hook, 69, then a director of Toh Eng Hock Construction, admitted to 14 of 28 charges of falsely declaring the number of Singaporeans the company employed in September 2007. Investigations showed that about 99 of more than 200 Singaporeans had never been employed by the company. The Ministry of Manpower's Work Pass Division confirmed that if it had known that not all the local workers who received Central Provident Fund contributions were actively employed by the company, it would not have approved the 14 applications for work pass. In the same court, the company, Toh Eng Hock Construction, also pleaded guilty to 16 similar charges and was fined a total of $48,000. Another 16 charges were taken into consideration. Both Toh and the company could have been fined up to $15,000 per charge. He could also have been jailed for up to 12 months on each charge.
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