Lawyer Lim Tean handed 2 more charges including criminal breach of trust

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SINGAPORE - Lawyer and opposition politician Lim Tean, 57, was on Friday handed two more charges - one count each of refusing to answer a public servant's question and criminal breach of trust.

A search on the Ministry of Law's website reveals he is currently the sole proprietor of Carson Law Chambers.

He was earlier handed five charges for multiple offences in May.

They were for criminal breach of trust, unlawful stalking, and acting as an advocate or solicitor without a valid practising certificate.

He allegedly committed criminal breach of trust as a solicitor of the law firm between Nov 14 and Dec 4, 2019.

In an earlier statement, the police said Lim had been entrusted with $30,000, a sum which had been awarded to a former client as settlement in a motor injury civil suit.

Lim is said to have misappropriated the monies.

In an unrelated case, he allegedly stalked a former employee between April and May 2020 by repeatedly sending her flirtatious text messages, causing her distress.

Details about her job were not mentioned in court documents.

Lim is also accused of acting as an advocate or solicitor without a valid practising certificate on 66 separate occasions between April 1 and June 9 last year.

Among other things, he attended a court hearing on April 19 last year as the legal representative for The Online Citizen (TOC) editor Xu Yuanchen, better known as Terry Xu, in a case involving Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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