Match-fixing kingpin's ex-wife on trial for providing false information

Match-fixing kingpin's ex-wife on trial for providing false information
Guan Enmei (left) allegedly provided false information to the CPIB during their investigation of her ex-husband, Dan Tan Seet Eng (right)
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SINGAPORE - Embattled match-fixing kingpin Dan Tan Seet Eng's ex-wife is on trial for a single charge of providing false information to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) on June 6, 2013. 

According to The Straits Times, Guan Enmei, 41, allegedly called Tan's associate, Eric Ding, to seek help for two laptops that were in her possession after the CPIB started investigating Tan.

During the trial which began today (May 16) and will end tomorrow, Ding, who is currently serving six years in prison for bribing Lebanese football officials with prostitutes in return for match-fixes, testified that Guan called him after the graft investigation.

His testimony was in response to the prosecution's query about why she had called him. He said that he "shared the same network of encrypted phones and laptops with Tan to communicate with each other". 

The report stated that on June 6, after Tan was told to head to the CPIB office, he had instructed Gan to "take two laptops from the study, place them in a bag and hand him the bag after he was released".

Guan had allegedly lied about not taking "with her a paper bag containing two laptops, which according to the charge, she knew to be false", as she had travelled with the white Dior paper bag to the CPIB building but had left it with her driver, Chen De Zhan. She had been driven to the CPIB by another driver, Akbar Abdul Ali.

The bag had subsequently been seized from Chen, while he had been waiting for her.

If found guilty, Guan could be fined up to $10,000 and jailed up to one year in prison.

prabukm@sph.com.sg

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