Former FAS deputy director charged with his wife, 2 others for cheating the sports body

The Singapore State Courts. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)
The Singapore State Courts. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — A former Football Association of Singapore (FAS) deputy director was charged in court on Wednesday (9 December) along with his wife and two other individuals for allegedly conspiring to cheat the sports body.

Rikram Jit Singh, 40, was alleged to have conspired with his wife Asya Kirin Kames, 33, to induce the FAS to award the jobs to Asya’s company All Resource Network (ARN), and deliver a sum amounting to $181,875 to ARN between 2017 and 2018.

Invoices from ARN had been submitted to the FAS, which concealed the alleged fact of Rikram’s involvement in the company.

Rikram, who was the FAS deputy director (commercial and business development) at the time of the alleged offences, and Asya, who was ARN’s director from 20 April 2017 to 1 October 2017, will each face 30 charges of cheating.

Conspiring with two others to cheat on works on quotations

In addition, the duo faces a further 15 charges for allegedly conspiring with Shankar Suppiah, ARN’s director since 1 October 2017, and Pallaniappan Ravindran, director of Myriad Sports and Events Pte Ltd (MSE).

The four Singaporeans allegedly submitted quotations from MSE to the FAS which concealed the facts that works on the quotations would be carried out by ARN instead of MSE, as well as of Rikram’s involvement in ARN.

The alleged dishonesty induced FAS to award the said works to MSE, and deliver a sum amounting to $457,605 to MSE between 2016 and 2018.

Shankar, 43, faces 30 charges of cheating, while Ravindran, 47, faces 15 charges.

The next mention of the case is on 13 January. Rikram and Asya are on a bail of $200,000 each, while Shankar and Ravindran are on a bail of $50,000 each.

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