Former congressman Ronald Singson looks forward to January 14 release from Hong Kong prison

Philstar.com reports that former Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson is expected to be "released from prison in Hong Kong after serving his 18-month prison term for possession of illegal drugs."

Philstar.com reports that former Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson is expected to be "released from prison in Hong Kong after serving his 18-month prison term for possession of illegal drugs."

 

According to the report, the former congressman’s younger brother, incumbent Ilocos Sur Rep. Ryan Luis Singson, announced earlier this week that Ronald would be released on January 14, 2012.

 

The report pointed out that Hong Kong District Court Judge Joseph Yau had sentenced Ronald to 18 months in jail last February 24 "after he was convicted of possession of prohibited drugs." The said drugs were reportedly found in the former lawmaker’s possession by Hong Kong airport authorities on July 11, 2010. Singson resigned from Congress due to the case and was replaced by his brother Ryan Luis.

 

According to Philstar.com, "Judge Yau took cognizance of Ronald's defense that he brought in the drugs for personal use and were not intended for commerce. The judge also took into consideration the former congressman's previous good behavior and that he has no criminal record."

 

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