Singapore, 9 February 2022… Mr Goh Jia Poh, Kenneth was charged today for offences under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA).
2 Mr Goh is accused of making false statements in two Telegram chat groups to induce others to trade in multiple securities listed on the Mainboard or the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd. These statements were made between July and August 2020. He is also accused of engaging in a conspiracy with another person to make similar false statements in the same Telegram chat groups. Investigation into the second person is ongoing.
3 Mr Goh faces two charges under section 200(1)(a) of the SFA, comprising one count of making false statements and one count of conspiracy1 to make false statements to induce others to deal in securities.
4 Mr Goh was also previously charged on 8 April 2021 for earlier offences relating to false trading and unauthorised use of trading accounts under the SFA2.
5 The investigation was jointly conducted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force.
6 If convicted, Mr Goh faces imprisonment for a term which may extend to a maximum of 7 years, or a fine of up to $250,000, or both, for each charge under section 200(1)(a) SFA.
1 Punishable under section 109 of the Penal Code.