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Court seizes 897m baht from former secretary of disgraced commerce minister Boonsong

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Court seizes 897m baht from former secretary of disgraced commerce minister Boonsong 

 

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The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Public Office has ordered the seizure of about 897 million baht worth of assets held in the name of former secretary to convicted commerce minister Boonsong Teriyaphirom, who was sentenced to a heavy prison term for malfeasance over the fake government-to-government rice deals with Chinese state firms.

 

Mr. Boonsong and his former secretary Dr. Veeravuth Watjanapukka were among 113 individuals charged by state prosecutors for involvement in alleged corruption in the fake G-to-G rice deals with Chinese state firms which cost the state several billions of baht.

 

During the trial, Dr. Veeravuth jumped bail and fled abroad.  An arrest warrant was eventually issued by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Public Offices. He was accused of being unusually rich by the National Anti-Corruption Commission and his case was brought before the Supreme Court by state prosecutors who demanded the seizure of his allegedly ill-gotten gains.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/court-seizes-897m-baht-from-former-secretary-of-disgraced-commerce-minister-boonsong/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-05-18

 

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6 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

by state prosecutors who demanded the seizure of his allegedly ill-gotten gains.

I think he will have taken it with him,too slow again.

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I like those guys who when they steal, oh boy they stal big, might as well they must have been thinking, in for a dollar in for a million...

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1 hour ago, Lacessit said:

Unusually rich? That's an understatement. How the hell does a government servant accumulate 897 million baht without anyone noticing after the first 50 million?

1 of 3 ways

1  Knowing the right people might be a start.

2  Having knowledge where the skeletons are buried

3 Having sticky fingers  😱

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2 minutes ago, monkeycu said:

1 of 3 ways

1  Knowing the right people might be a start.

2  Having knowledge where the skeletons are buried

3 Having sticky fingers  😱

True. However, it doesn't say much for the competence of auditors, internal or external. Unless they are paid off too.

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59 minutes ago, robblok said:

How, by joining the PTP and doing fake G2G deals causing huge damages. Otherwise they can join the army and take their cut from arms deals. So many options for crooks to get rich in Thailand.

Yeah while the current crooks have amnesty. Don't figure!

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

An arrest warrant was eventually issued by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division

Eventually - the word sums up Thailand's attitude to bent cops/generals/civil servants etc.  By the time the judiciary have finished most of the assets have been shipped to Dubai & there's little left to seize.

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