CJ releases sentencing framework for casino fraud

Judges in Singapore will now have sentencing guidelines dealing with casino fraud after a new framework was set out by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon.

Menon noted an absence of guidelines during a case involving a member of a Russian syndicate that used sophisticated technology to predict the outcomes of slot machines.

Menon said there had been no guidance to date from the High Court regarding sentencing for cheating at play under the Casino Control Act.

In his sentencing guidelines, the CJ set out a matrix of nine sentencing ranges, based on the level of harm caused by the offense (slight, moderate and severe) and whether the offender’s culpability was low, medium or high.

This led to a range from a fine for slight harm and low culpability, up to seven years for severe harm and high culpability.

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