YANG YIN SENTENCED FOR MISAPPROPRIATING $ - WILL SPEND AT LEAST 8 YEARS IN JAIL

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Former grassroots volunteer Yang Yin has been sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment for misappropriating $1.1 million from 89-year-old, Madam Chung Khin Chun.

Yesterday he was sentenced to 26 months' jail yesterday for falsifying receipts to gain PR status.

Yang will will be spending a total of 8 years and 2 months behind bars for all of his criminal offences.

During the trial, the prosecution had asked for 10-12 year term for Yang's "deep betrayal". The defence argued for 3 years, saying that he was not "emotionally manipulative", but had only done what he did so as to reduce the financial burden on his family.

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