SINGAPORE (March 3): Chia Teck Leng, a former accountant at Asia Pacific Breweries, made history 13 years ago when he was convicted of cheating four banks of $117 million and sentenced to 42 years’ jail.

Now, Chia could be upstaged by John Soh Chee Wen – the alleged mastermind behind the October 2013 penny stock saga.

Public prosecutors in court submissions on Feb 28 had invoked Chia’s name to drive home the seriousness of Soh’s alleged crimes.

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