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‘At least 10’ may face probe over ‘Boss’ acquittal role

‘At least 10’ may face probe over ‘Boss’ acquittal role

THAILAND: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is considering whether to launch an inquiry against at least 10 people for their alleged role in delaying justice in the 2012 hit-and-run case involving Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya.

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 15 June 2021, 02:39PM


Vorayuth: Under fresh scrutiny. Photo: Bangkok Post

Vorayuth: Under fresh scrutiny. Photo: Bangkok Post

Niwatchai Kasemmongkol, NACC spokesman, said findings outlined in the report by an independent panel headed by former NACC member Vicha Mahakun indicated a number of people, including several police officers and public prosecutors, played a big role in getting prosecutors to drop criminal charges against Mr Vorayuth.

The report was taken up by a NACC sub-committee, which in turn recommended the NACC to launch a more detailed investigation into individuals which the Vicha panel believed had intentionally acted to derail the justice process.

The hit-and-run took place in August 2012, when Mr Vorayuth rammed his car into a motorcycle driven by Pol Snr Sg Maj Wichian Klanprasert of Thong Lor police station.

Mr Vorayuth postponed his court appearances more than five times before finally fleeing abroad in 2012.

While Mr Vorayuth was overseas, a speeding charge against him was dropped after its one-year statute of limitations expired in 2013.

Meanwhile, a second charge – failing to stop to help a crash victim – expired on Sept 3, 2017.

Two charges remain active – the first, for drug use after cocaine was found in his system following a drug test. The charge expires on Sept 3 next year.

The second charge – reckless driving causing death – will remain valid until 2027.

The OAG had initially dropped the charge, but later decided to pursue it after a public uproar.

In related news, Worawit Sukboon, NACC secretary-general, said yesterday (June 14) the probe into the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal will wrap up next month.

Mr Worawit said 25 people were implicated.

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Kurt | 16 June 2021 - 00:10:36

Crimes of 'Boss Red Bull' are 9 years ago. If he had gone to Court than perhaps 6 months prison time, after 2 months released with a bit house arrest as member of 2nd richest Thai family. Than he had a perfect curriculum vitae  to become later a Minister, same as now Minister Thammanat, the convicted Thai police captain drugs/flour trafficker.

Fascinated | 15 June 2021 - 19:30:07

 I see the 'Thaigeezers' are in full froth over this yet again!

 

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