CORRUPT lawyer Eddie Soh Chee-kong, 51, has been taken into the custody of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). In an unexpected move, Soh, who was being held at Lai Chi Kok detention centre pending appeal, was removed on Wednesday. He is serving a seven-year jail sentence for bribing former top government lawyer, Warwick Reid, to fix prosecutions. The ICAC confirmed that he was in their custody but refused to say why. He is thought to be helping them with inquiries. Reid, who testified against Soh and solicitor Oscar Lai Ka-to, 57, during a nine-month trial that ended last June, was also held in ICAC custody until he finished giving his evidence for the Crown. He is now in Siu Lam secure unit. Although Reid told the trial he had taken bribes in regard to dropping charges and prosecutions in several commercial crime cases, only one of the lawyer's clients, businessman Lee Hoi-kwong, was charged and convicted with giving a bribe to win a favourable outcome to his case. Soh, Lai and Lee have all appealed, but because Soh has been refused Legal Aid, and is unrepresented, he is taking a long time to prepare his grounds. The Crown is cross-appealing, asking the Court of Appeal to increase the jail terms of Soh and Lai, who were convicted of seven and five corruption offences respectively, saying they are inadequate and wrong in principle. Lee was convicted of only one offence, but received the same sentence from trial judge Mr Justice Saied. Reid is serving an eight-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to having assets he could not explain.