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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Thammanat claims he ‘just slept’ in Aussie lock-up

Reminds me of that scene in the brilliant 'Father Ted'

 

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2 hours ago, animalmagic said:

According to AFP website, any conviction for which a sentence of imprisonment over 6 months is imposed can never become spent.

https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/spent-convictions-scheme

Yes, that relates to the legislated process of spent convictions.

It is also possible to fully remove all history by application through the courts, in which case requires the removal of all reference in published cases to the individual.

 

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25 minutes ago, Reigntax said:

Yes, that relates to the legislated process of spent convictions.

It is also possible to fully remove all history by application through the courts, in which case requires the removal of all reference in published cases to the individual.

 

I was told that in the UK a conviction for crimes like assault, etc, are spent after 10 years. So if you apply for a job 10 years later, your potential employer won't know, but the police never delete your record. They keep it so they always know. 

 

I'd like to think smuggling millions of dollars worth of heroin would be on your official record forever. It's most definitely not a small deal or something that should ever be overlooked. 

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Just now, rkidlad said:

smuggling millions of dollars worth of heroin ... most definitely not a small deal

Quite so

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The Sydney Morning Herald on Monday published an investigative report titled From sinister to minister: politician's drug trafficking jail time revealed about the case based on court documents.

 

But the SMH report on Monday shows Capt Thammanat, who went by the name 2nd Lt Manat Bophlom at the time, was among the key members of the gang. The report cited court files detailing police reports, some of which had been obtained by using listening devices in a Sydney hotel room where the members met.

Contrary to what he claimed, Capt Thammanat knew what the content being smuggled was and had earlier helped in Thailand to arrange a visa and bought a plane ticket for a carrier, read the article.

After he was arrested in Sydney, along with his half-brother and two Australians drug smugglers — Sam Calabrese and Mario Constantino, he was charged with conspiracy to import heroin and refused bail. 

It said he first denied the charges and was sentenced to nine years in jail. After that, he cooperated and later confessed.

He was sentenced to six years in jail with a non-parole period of four years.

Besides, the documents suggested he had friends in high places even back then. "Manat’s deep connections in Thailand were underlined when he produced character references from a judge and a police lieutenant-colonel who each said he “always has good behaviours [sic], honesty and is reliable," read the article.

Capt Thammanat and his half-brother were released on April 14, 1997 and immediately deported.

 

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11 minutes ago, digger70 said:

The Sydney Morning Herald on Monday published an investigative report titled From sinister to minister: politician's drug trafficking jail time revealed about the case based on court documents.

 

But the SMH report on Monday shows Capt Thammanat, who went by the name 2nd Lt Manat Bophlom at the time, was among the key members of the gang. The report cited court files detailing police reports, some of which had been obtained by using listening devices in a Sydney hotel room where the members met.

Contrary to what he claimed, Capt Thammanat knew what the content being smuggled was and had earlier helped in Thailand to arrange a visa and bought a plane ticket for a carrier, read the article.

After he was arrested in Sydney, along with his half-brother and two Australians drug smugglers — Sam Calabrese and Mario Constantino, he was charged with conspiracy to import heroin and refused bail. 

It said he first denied the charges and was sentenced to nine years in jail. After that, he cooperated and later confessed.

He was sentenced to six years in jail with a non-parole period of four years.

Besides, the documents suggested he had friends in high places even back then. "Manat’s deep connections in Thailand were underlined when he produced character references from a judge and a police lieutenant-colonel who each said he “always has good behaviours [sic], honesty and is reliable," read the article.

Capt Thammanat and his half-brother were released on April 14, 1997 and immediately deported.

 

Not at clean as he makes out. So we have a drug smuggler and liar in Thai parliament.

 

If Prayut had any balls this scum will be shown the door.

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5 hours ago, Reigntax said:

After 30 years it is probably a "spent conviction". No searching, other than by law enforcement would be made available.

However,if the aus press are now searching, they may have articles relating to the case on file.

 

As you say, his version of events is not how the Aus justice system works. 

Convictions with prison sentences of over 6 months in ACT or 30 months in the Commonwealth in Australia can never be spent. https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/spent-convictions-scheme

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Mmmm, smack importer into Australia.

Current and former politician/ex policeman.

Bent as a Nine Bob Note.

Quelle surprise.

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Classic, he expects us to believe he mistook it for an Air BnB ("went back to sleep there every night").

Trouble is, when there are so many lies, you have to tell more lies to cover up the lies .....................................................................

The truth is so far off the agenda that they have forgotten what it is. Can't wait for this whole thing to unravel; you'll really need to fasten your seatbelts!

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1 minute ago, Reigntax said:

Not at clean as he makes out. So we have a drug smuggler and liar in Thai parliament.

 

If Prayut had any balls this scum will be shown the door.

Do you think that this is the only one who's lying ? There's no such thing/person as a Honest Politician.  No matter what country one looks at.

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