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Former co-accused Goh Hin Calm portrays himself as unknowing driver in a bank heist

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The Edge Singapore1/29/2021 07:00 AM GMT+08  • 8 min read
Former co-accused Goh Hin Calm portrays himself as unknowing driver in a bank heist
Goh Hin Calm, who pleaded guilty in the 2013 penny stock manipulation ring, still thinks he had done nothing wrong.
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Goh Hin Calm, who pleaded guilty to his role as “treasurer” in the penny stock manipulation ring of 2013 and is now a prosecution witness, still thinks he had done nothing wrong.

Under cross-examination by lawyer N Sreenivasan who is defending John Soh Chee Wen, the alleged ring leader, Goh told the court he pleaded guilty be­cause the lawyers he spoke to had described his role in the case was akin to that of a driver who unknowingly ferried robbers to a bank heist.

“They said: Assume that you are the driver and somebody asked you to pick them up from Jurong to town … and they robbed UOB Bank — assume that it’s UOB Bank — and they drove off. I don’t know they actually rob the bank. But because I was involved in putting them in the car and sending them to UOB Bank, I have been indirectly involved with this case, so I’ve been prosecuted,” said Goh.

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