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US Navy Veteran Wrongly Accused In Thailand Returns To US

By Rohit R Nair 

 

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AU.S. Navy Veteran who was held as a prisoner in Thailand after falsely being accused of masterminding a Ponzi scheme has been finally reunited with his family, according to news reports. 

 

Derek Keller met with his wife Tanya and daughter Beverly on Tuesday after more than one year at a South Korean airport before returning to the lone star state on Wednesday. Keller was locked up in Bangkok’s maximum security Klong Prem Prison without bail since Aug. 2018.

 

“There are not enough words for how happy we feel. As a family, we are taking a few days to decompress and process our emotions. Derrick is looking forward to seeing his family, friends and supporters soon. Thank you for all your support and prayers,” his family posted on Facebook.

 

Keller was arrested in 2018, while he was on vacation with his wife after he appeared in a series of videos for a company called the Eagle Gates Group Co. Ltd. The fraudulent company, unbeknownst to Keller, was being investigated for a scam that had defrauded thousands of people in Thailand and also investors from abroad.  

 

Full story: https://www.ibtimes.com/us-navy-veteran-wrongly-accused-thailand-returns-us-2843133

 

-- International Business Times 2019-10-11

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he is lucky.

for sure he wasn't the mastermind, but... the article is no doubt the result of lobby work.

no details are given on his involvement in the scam nor on the reason of his release.

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12 minutes ago, Fred white said:

As a navy vet from the early 80s that status didn't do anything for me wasn't even able to get my old job back

Well things have changed now. Special lines at the airport, preferred job status, discounts all over the place, just saying. 

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5 hours ago, Just Weird said:

He should be nominated for an Oscar.  

 

Is there any relevance to the mention of his being in the US navy?

As per report, Thailand has a 95% conviction rate, so yea; I’d say the mention of his being in the US navy has a huge relevance. 
 

Next........

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11 hours ago, bkkatl said:

None. But for us Americans status as military or as a veteran means you gets you social status, makes your suffering more important thant others, and in general makes you a more special human being than the rest of us tax paying civilians. 

Previously Navy like the gent in the post, I can tell you, that cover always made me feel a bit silly.

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15 hours ago, Just Weird said:

He should be nominated for an Oscar.  

 

Is there any relevance to the mention of his being in the US navy?

It has no relevance. It just makes a juicier story for the peddlers of "news". Former soldier. Former policeman. Former this, former that. Means nothing unless it has a direct relationship.

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24 minutes ago, AJBangkok said:

Prayuth was in the states recently and met with Trump and others. There was a Texas congressman lobbying on behalf of this guy so I wonder if his release is related 

 

What a coincidence.....😎

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