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Appeals Court upholds 16-month prison sentence for Premchai

 

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This handout taken by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on January 4, 2018 and received on February 6, 2018 shows Premchai Karnasuta (C), CEO of Italian-Thai Development, a Bangkok-based company that helped build Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport, being arrested by authorities for poaching in the Thungyai Naresuan national park in Kanchanaburi province. – The Thai construction tycoon has been arrested for poaching in a protected wildlife sanctuary, police said on February 6, as photos of hunting equipment and animal carcasses including a black leopard circulated on social media. (Photo by Handout / Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) / AFP)

 

The Appeals Court has upheld the 16-month prison term, imposed in March by the Thong Pha Thum provincial court on Italian-Thai Development Pcl boss Premchai Karnasuta, for illegal poaching of protected wildlife in the Thung Yai Nareesuan wildlife sanctuary in February last year.

 

The Appeals Court verdict was read this morning by the Thong Pha Phum provincial court in the presence of Mr. Premchai, his team of lawyers and three other defendants, Yong Dodkrua, Mrs. Nathee Riamsaen and Thanee Thummat.

 

Also present was Mr. Wichien Chinnawong who, as chief of the wildlife sanctuary, made the arrests.  About 25 policemen from Thong Pha Phum police station were deployed to ensure order and security at the court.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/appeals-court-upholds-16-month-prison-sentence-for-premchai/

 

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Construction tycoon gets 2 years 14 months jail for poaching

By THE NATION

 

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Thong Pha Phum Provincial Court in Kanchanaburi province on Thursday (December 12) read the appeal court's ruling in the criminal case filed by Thong Pha Phum district attorney against Italian Thai Development president Premchai Karnasuta and 3 accomplices for trespassing and poaching in Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary on February 4-6, 2018.

 

The suspects were arrested with assorted guns and ammunition and the carcasses of a black panther, a barking deer, and a Kalij pheasant, the latter a protected species.

 

Premchai arrived at court on 8.50am together with his lawyers and proceeded to the hearing chamber immediately. The other 3 defendants in this case, Yong Dodkreu, Nathee Riamsaen and Thanee Thummas were also present.

 

The appeal court upheld the ruling of a lower court sentencing Premchai to 2 years 14 months jail time on 3 charges: Poaching wild animals in a wildlife sanctuary, possessing the carcass of protected animal (Kalij pheasant), and carrying firearms in public place.

 

His 3 accomplices were also found guilty in similar charges and got the following sentences: Yong got 2 years 17 months jail time, Nathee got 1 year 8 months jail time with 2 years suspension and Bt40,000 fine, and Thanee got 2 years 21 months jail time.

 

The court also ordered 4 defendants to pay Bt2 million as damage compensation to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30379352

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-12-12

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33 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Clearly Premchais brown envelope wasnt big enough.

Note to himself.... MUST DO BETTER NEXT TIME.

am sure you mean THICKER next time 555

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The cook, Mrs Nathee, who made the leopard tail soup for her fat boss, got a real 20 month sentence in place of her 4 month suspended sentence.

 

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