white collar crimes

Singapore Companies Act

Besides providing guidelines for the incorporation and management of companies, the Singapore Companies Act also contains penal provisions. Rather than ploughing through a rather lengthy and convoluted statute, let the lawyers at Gloria James-Civetta summarize the relevant provisions for you! Offence Criminal Liability Section 156(1) A director’s failure to disclose a conflicting transaction to the …

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Income Tax Evasion

Income Tax Evasion Income tax evasion is governed by the Income Tax Act. It requires an intention to evade income tax as well as one of five following forms of physical conduct: Omitting income that should be included in a tax return Making a false statement in a tax return Giving a false answer to …

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Bribery & Corruption

Singapore is recognized as one of the least corrupt countries in the world and for its Government’s will power to keep corruption at bay. Singapore’s corruption control system is highly effective. Singapore’s anti-corruption legal framework Bribery offences are primarily governed under the Prevention of Corruption Act which was enacted in 1960. The centre of this …

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What is criminal defamation? Defamation is defined and governed under Section 499 of Singapore’s Penal Code. It is defined as words that are either spoken or read or any visible representations that intends to harm the reputation of a person. It can be directed at a person or a company, and it is defamatory if …

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Forgery falls under Section 463 of the Penal Code: a person who makes any false document or electronic record or part of the same with intent to cause damage or injury to the public or to any person, or to support any claim or title, or to cause any person to part with property, or …

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Embezzlement Crimes

Embezzlement is a theft crime, which involves a person taking a property that he already possess, but do not own. With embezzlement, a person who is entrusted to manage or control someone else’s property uses that property inappropriately, and to the person’s own benefit. An employee who uses company property for his personal projects commits …

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