Russian woman jailed for assaulting cop, husband fined for punching club employee

Svetlana Filimonova was sentenced to two weeks' jail yesterday (Oct 24) for slapping policewoman Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Joey Tham Si Ning at Altimate club, after a spat with her husband.

Filimonova was also fined $500 for causing disturbance in a public place.

According to The Straits Times, her Australian spouse, Males Milan, had also punched club promoter Jaris Chung Muhd Khairi, who was trying to help prevent the couple's spat from escalating further.

He was fined $4,500 for the assault and for causing disturbance in a public place.

The couple pleaded guilty to their offences on Oct 2. 

According to court documents, the couple drank heavily after arriving at the club at about midnight on May 27, 2017.

At around 3.50am on that day, they began yelling at each other in a heated argument when the club was about to close. 

Mr Chung saw Milan raising his hand to hit Filimonova and stepped in, placing his hands on Milan's chest while separating the pair.

Milan was incensed at this action and punched Mr Chung's face.

Onlookers tried to restrain Milan but he broke free and punched Mr Chung's face two more times. 

Milan shouted loudly and jostled with patrons at the club when bouncers tried to escort him out, he refused to leave.

He continued behaving in a disorderly manner until the police arrived and arrested him.

Meanwhile, Svetlana, who was yelling hysterically and insisted she wanted to be with Milan, refused to cooperate with ASP Joey.

When ASP Tham tried to calm her down, she told the police officer not to touch her and slapped her once on the right cheek.

For using criminal force on a police officer, Filimonova could have been jailed for up to four years and fined.

For assault, Milan could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000.

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