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Watana jailed for 99 years over corrupt housing scheme

By The Nation

 

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Watana Muangsook, a core Pheu Thai Party member, was sentenced to 99 years in jail on Thursday after being found guilty of interfering with witness statements in the Baan Ua-arthorn housing project scandal.

 

The Supreme Court ruled that former social development and human security minister Watana, Mana Vongpivat, Pornprom Vongpivat, Apichart Chansakulporn and Arisman Pongruangrong had abused their positions to gain benefits for themselves from the Thaksin-era low-cost housing scheme.

 

They were also found guilty of breaching their duties resulting in corruption or damage to others and of accepting property or benefits for themselves.

 

Watana was sentenced to 99 years and Apichart to 66 years in prison, but by law their jail time will be limited to 50 years. 

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395082?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-09-24
 

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50 years ?If he's old I guess 25 years of that may be on his re-incarnated life

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What about Nattawut and Jatuporn?

come to mind

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15 minutes ago, Chivas said:

Thats the sort of sentences we should have in the West make some sit up and take notice

Starting with parking tickets at a straight 25 stretch

Sentence cut in half for good behaviour.

I did see a 35 year sentence handed down in the UK a few weeks ago.

Then again, there was a woman dealing cocaine from the Post Office that she worked at, got a suspended sentence!🙄 

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prison sentence like dynasties or dictators, from father to son extension ?

 

did they confiscate all the ill gotten gains ?  I GUESS NOT

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6 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

but by law their jail time will be limited to 50 years. 

I'm sure I read on this forum (in a previous news article) that the maximum prison sentence is 20 years in Thailand.

 

 

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