The 6 City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders convicted of misappropriating millions of dollars for their Crossover project will finally return to the High Court on 7th April 2017. The accused will come before Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin, Justice Woo Bih Li and Justice Chang Seng Onn. Their appeal outcomes is expected to be announced at 9.30am.
State Prosecutors have appealed to the Singapore High Court to not only uphold the convictions but to also increase the jail sentences of all 6 CHC leaders. They proposed raising Kong Hee’s jail sentence from the initial 8 years to 12 years.
Others like Tan Ye Peng and Chew Eng Han are also facing increased jail terms to 12 years from the initial 5 – 6 years. John Lam could possibly face 9 years in jail up from the initial 3 years sentenced.
As for the 2 females among the 6 CHC leaders, Serina Wee will face an increase of 6 years in jail to 12 years while Sharon Tan is looking at a 6 year sentence, the shortest sentence among the accused.