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Kong Hee and 5 others file notices of appeal against conviction and sentences
THE six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders found guilty of misusing church funds to prop up the music career of founder Kong Hee's wife, singer Sun Ho, on Wednesday filed their notices of appeal against both conviction and sentences.
Kong and five others turned up at the State Courts to process their appeals.
They were sentenced to between eight years and 21 months, with church founder Kong Hee receiving the highest punishment of eight years for higher culpability.
Last Friday, the prosecution filed notices of appeal against the sentences of all six as the sentences imposed were "manifestly inadequate, in all the circumstances of the case".
Later that same day, Kong said in a statement posted on his Facebook page that he will be appealing as "there are points which appear to be erroneous and warrant appeal".
The prosecution had previously asked for sentences ranging from five to 12 years for the six.
All six are now out on bail.
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