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Tang Wee Sung pleads guilty

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 27, 2008

A Singapore retail magnate pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two charges related to the city-state’s first organ trading case, local radio reported.

Tang Wee Sung, whose Tangs department store sits in the prime Orchard Road tourist and shopping belt, pleaded guilty to entering an illegal arrangement to purchase a kidney, 938Live reported.

He also pleaded guilty to falsely declaring that the donor was a distant relative, it said.

A court official reached by AFP could not confirm the pleas because the hearing was continuing.

Tang could receive up to three years in jail and a fine on the most serious charge of the false declaration, the radio report said.

It quoted Tang’s lawyer as saying he committed the offences because he is seriously ill and was desperate to survive. (story)


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