SINGAPORE (Nov 8): Jose Renato Carvalho Pinto, the seventh witness for the prosecution in the on-going trial of ex-BSI banker Yeo Jia Wei, under cross examination on Tuesday dismissed the notion that Yeo was “just an intermediary and a messenger”.

Philip Fong, the lawyer of former BSI wealth planner Yeo, attempted to cast doubt over earlier statements by Amicorp Group relationship manager Pinto, who had taken the stand on Monday.

Yeo, 33, is facing four charges of tampering with witnesses. He was arrested on March 17 in connection with money laundering activities surrounding Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

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