SINGAPORE (Oct 24): The former personal assistant to Adeline Cheng Jo-Ee - the former romantic partner of alleged 2013 penny stock crash mastermind John Soh Chee Wen - revealed in court on Thursday that she had suspected that Cheng’s company was involved in the manipulation of stocks.

Prosecution witness Tan Ai Bee (main image), also known as Ivy, testified that she had worked with Cheng in her company, Alethia Asset Management – a small scale asset management firm.

Tan told the court that she met Cheng at HSBC Private Bank, adding that she believed Cheng was asked to leave the bank because of “performance issues”. Cheng later contacted Tan to work in Alethia.

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