SINGAPORE (Jan 6): The bail hearing of John Soh Chee Wen, the alleged mastermind behind the penny stock crash of 2013, will next be held on Feb 28, the court decided on Friday afternoon.

Soh, who is facing 181 charges, mostly for manipulating shares in three penny stocks – LionGold, Blumont, and Asiasons (now renamed Attilan Group) – has been held since Nov 24.  He was charged the following day.

Since then, prosecutors say additional evidence has been uncovered, including audio recordings between Soh and one Gabriel Gan.

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