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OAG confirms indictment of Red Bull scion based on new evidence

OAG confirms indictment of Red Bull scion based on new evidence

BANGKOK: The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) confirmed today (July 27) the ongoing indictment of Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, scion of the Red Bull empire, for his controversial hit-and-run case based on new evidence.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Tuesday 27 July 2021, 11:50AM


On the run: Vorayuth. Photo: NNT

On the run: Vorayuth. Photo: NNT

The confirmation was made today by deputy spokesman for the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) Prayut Phetkun due to an increase in the number of inquiries referring to a recent news article shared online with the caption “deputy spokesman for the Royal Thai Police has announced that the public prosecutor has an opinion not to prosecute Mr. Vorayuth Yoovidhya, or Boss for his hit-and-run case”.

Mr.Prayut explained that the news shared online was old news dated 24 July 2020. At that time, Deputy Attorney-General Nate Naksuk was of the opinion not to sue Mr. Vorayuth based on old evidence. At present, however, as a member and secretary of a working group responsible for this case, he insists on prosecuting Mr.Vorayuth. Therefore, he asked the general public to be understanding and cautious about what they share online as it may cause misunderstandings against relevant authorities.

There were three charges against Mr.Vorayuth but two charges remain active. The first was for drug use after cocaine was found in his system after a test, which has a statute of limitations that expires on 3 Sept 2022.

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The second charge – reckless driving causing the death of Pol Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert, a motorcycle policeman on 3 Sept 2012 – remains valid until 2027.

Mr. Vorayuth is on the run and the Royal Thai Police continue searching for him using an arrest warrant issued on 25 Aug 2020 by the Bangkok South Criminal Court and a Red Notice issued by Interpol on 1 Oct.

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JohnC | 29 July 2021 - 09:55:06

All this doesn't matter anyway. Even if they brave up enough to actually arrest this POS he will be at the top of the pardon list for inmates next time.

Kurt | 28 July 2021 - 12:21:08

Short and good: There is no new evidence. It is just 9 year old evidence what was hided away due to ......  ( fill out yourself). It is just now that they give it a 'swing' due to public opinion. A country can not remain to be for ever the laughingstock of the world with this happening. ( Years avoiding doing something is a long time.

Kurt | 28 July 2021 - 00:59:30

..RTP/Min of Justice never present request of extradition at countries were Boy Red Bull lives/walks freely around. Of course, for the common Thai this shameful 9 years during affair is a great proof of the rich and powerful class justice practice in Thailand. Role of RTP is strange. In no other country in the world will the police not going after someone who kills a police officer.

Kurt | 28 July 2021 - 00:46:02

? 'The General public to be understanding to avoid misunderstanding of relevant authorities'! Is that said to cover up 9 years of incompetents of/violating laws of 'relevant' Authorities, keep population silent after 9 years trying to keep the scion BOY of Red Bull out of court/jail? The RTP is NOT searching for BOY, RTP knows all the time were he is and were he travels. RTP/ Min o...

Fascinated | 27 July 2021 - 15:43:20

Maybe as all this is just a big joke Big Joke should be put on the case- at least that way we would know its all a big joke. Comment on this on any of Redbull's social media sites and one gets blocked and deleted.

Nasa12 | 27 July 2021 - 12:49:33

He was on the red list to Interpol for 2 hours then 1 oct 2020. Then the RTP took it away. 

 

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