Police Confirm Charles Yeo’s Arrest, He’ll Step Aside As Reform Party Chairman For Now

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Police Say Investigations Against His Law Firm Led To Charles Yeo’s Arrest

Since making his debut in GE2020, Singaporeans have develop into extra acquainted with Charles Yeo of the Reform Party. The 32-year-old actively discusses native points on social media.

On 13 Jan, Mr Yeo shared on a Facebook livestream that he was arrested the day earlier than for alleged felony breach of belief and forgery.

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Yesterday (15 Jan), the police confirmed his arrest and clarified that investigations into Mr Yeo weren’t politically motivated.

The Reform Party additionally introduced that Mr Yeo would step apart because the social gathering’s chairman till the difficulty was resolved.

Charles Yeo shares information of arrest through livestream

Earlier within the week, Mr Yeo shared on Facebook that he had been arrested and spent 15 hours in a lockup. A bail of $35,000 was set for his launch.

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Mr Yeo denied the allegations of misappropriating a consumer’s funds from his legislation agency.

He remarked that the claims have been politically charged and “trumped up” as he solely obtained such complaints after GE2020.

Mr Yeo additionally accused the police of being unprofessional, including that his telephone and SIM card have been taken from him, which was not the standard observe.

Police say Charles Yeo’s arrest was not politically motivated

On Saturday (15 Jan), the police confirmed that Mr Yeo was arrested on Wednesday (12 Jan).

According to The Straits Times (ST), the arrest was resulting from his alleged involvement in felony breach of belief and forgery.

The police mentioned they “categorically reject” Mr Yeo’s claims that the investigation was “politically motivated”.

They additionally mentioned the allegations weren’t “trumped up” for political causes like Mr Yeo claimed. Investigations are ongoing towards Mr Yeo’s legislation agency, Whitefield Law Corporation.

Besides Mr Yeo, one other particular person was arrested on 12 Jan after police obtained 4 studies of alleged forgery and/or felony breach of belief involving 4 completely different purchasers.

Addressing the seizure of Mr Yeo’s telephone and SIM card, they mentioned the objects have been taken for forensic examination as a part of the continuing investigations.

This was achieved in accordance with powers given to the police beneath the Criminal Procedure Code.

The police mentioned that officers have and can proceed to take measures to hold out investigations into the alleged felony offences in accordance with the legislation.

Charles Yeo steps apart as social gathering chairman

Mr Yeo was a part of the Reform Party group that contested the Ang Mo Kio GRC in GE2020. A month after the elections ended, he was appointed because the Reform Party’s chairman.

Following studies of his arrest, the social gathering launched a press release on Sunday (16 Jan).

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They clarified that Mr Yeo had stored the social gathering knowledgeable of the developments. As of now, Mr Yeo has not been charged with any offence.

The Reform Party added that Mr Yeo supplied to step apart as social gathering chairman until the difficulty was resolved.

The social gathering’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) accepted his provide, and Ms Yasmine Valentina is now performing chairman.

The Reform Party additionally mentioned Mr Yeo’s arrest got here after a grievance from Mr Joseph Chen, a possible candidate for the social gathering in 2015. But he was later deemed unsuitable.

In the run-up to GE2020, Mr Chen had allegedly “continually bombarded” Reform Party’s Secretary-General with “unpleasant and unwanted communications”.

Hope investigations will reveal the reality

If discovered responsible of felony breach of belief, Mr Yeo may withstand 20 years’ jail and a nice.

In addition, if convicted of forgery, he may rise up to 4 years’ jail and/or a nice.

As of now, it’s unclear if the allegations towards Mr Yeo is true. Hopefully, investigations will quickly reveal the reality, and the matter will be resolved.

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Featured picture tailored from Charles Yeo on Facebook and Twitter.