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Five charged in multi-million baht swindle - top public figures mentioned

 

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Image: Naew Na

 

Five people have been arrested and charged with swindling a wealthy retired engineer out of 239 million baht.

 

One of the gang claimed to be the commander of the armed forces Gen Apirat Kongsompong. 

 

The victim also believed that 100 million baht of his money was being given to deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwan as a present.

 

There is no question that these officials were in any way involved. The suspects deny the charges.

 

Three men named by Naew Na as alleged ringleader Apichart, Thatsaphol and Pakorn and two women called Patcharaporn and Phattraporn have been arrested. 

 

They have  been charged with colluding in public fraud, falsifying documentation and providing false evidence to police. Phattraporn faces one less charge. 

 

The charges follow a complaint by Narit Sarnsak last year that he had been swindled. (Naew Na called him Narip but he is believed to be Narit a 79 year old retired engineer). 

 

Back in 2012 Narit signed a loan deal with Apichart after the two were introduced in connection with a land deal.

 

Checks bounced after he asked for the return of his money. 

 

One of the accomplices then claimed to be the chief of the Anti Money Laundering Office Pol Col Seehanat Prayoonrat and asked to borrow 34 million baht to avoid being transferred from his position. 

 

Given that it is known that high level government positions are routinely bought and sold, the wealthy former engineer was not surprisingly sucked into believing the claims, notes Thaivisa. 

 

In another part of the case one of the accomplices claimed to be army chief Gen Apirat. After gaining the trust of the victim they managed to borrow 100 million baht - money that it was claimed would be given to DMP Prawit as a New Year gift. 

 

Land plots also changed hands as handsome profits were promised.

 

Source: Naew Na

 

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Reads like a comic book 😂😂😂..... Retired engineer...... Hmmmmm...all that lolly...

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29 minutes ago, trainman34014 said:

The filth on this country is waist deep and i just wish that one day some really big names are implicated in one of these disgusting affairs and have no way of squirming out of it !

There is no question that these officials were in any way involved. The suspects deny the charges.

 

Of course they deny corruption only a fool would say I am guilty.

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Now does all of this really surprise anybody ? :cheesy::welcomeani:

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24 minutes ago, soalbundy said:

The surprise is (a) that it comes to light and (b) that arrests were made.

and (c) that the price tag seems to get higher each year regarding the money involved.

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engineer in what and where?

I have a brother in law who is an engineer since more than 20 years in a multinational company in Rayong;
he earns a very good living but he is very far away from being able to put so much money aside ..

 

one of his uncles (who is also one of my uncles by marriage) who is now retired , was director of public health for the province of Udon Thani; a senior official;

he certainly put a few million odds; he built a superb house in the city center at Udon Thani;
but it would surprise me very much that he could have put almost 300 million baht aside ...

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2 hours ago, legend49 said:

There is no question that these officials were in any way involved. The suspects deny the charges.

 

Of course they deny corruption only a fool would say I am guilty.

Plus the natural psyche of all Thai's is to deny any wrong doing whatsoever !

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22 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

engineer in what and where?

I have a brother in law who is an engineer since more than 20 years in a multinational company in Rayong;
he earns a very good living but he is very far away from being able to put so much money aside ..

 

one of his uncles (who is also one of my uncles by marriage) who is now retired , was director of public health for the province of Udon Thani; a senior official;

he certainly put a few million odds; he built a superb house in the city center at Udon Thani;
but it would surprise me very much that he could have put almost 300 million baht aside ...

Retired engineer worth 239 million £6 million maybe in is dream if he work abroad he never have earn at much or maybe he invested is money ?

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Very easy for an 'Engineer' here to have a lot of dosh, especially if he is in charge of signing off huge Infrastruture Projects or even Road Building, as the bulk of such jobs are 'signed off' upon reciept of thick brown envelopes.

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