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Shinawatra Sentenced To Two Years Prison

Shinawatra Sentenced To Two Years Prison

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Exiled Thai Prime Minister and former Manchester City owner, Thaksin Shinawatra has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison.

Dr Thaksin was found to have used political influence to help his wife purchase land from a state agency at a knockdown price. His wife has already been convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to three years in jail.

The couple fled to the UK in August, saying they would not get a fair trial.

A Thai spokesperson said...

'We will do what ever it takes to extradite Thaksin Shinawatra from the United Kingdom so justice can be served.'

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Writer:Tudor
Date:Tuesday October 21 2008
Time: 10:15AM

Comments

0
Now THAT was close! The implications of him still being City's owner don't bear thinking about!
Johnny Baguette
21/10/2008 10:19:00
0
Phew, thank gawd he sold up, otherwise he would have failed the FA's fit and proper test for sure.
Tudor
21/10/2008 10:23:00
0
Maybe its a good think his association with the club is a minimum now.. maybe he thought about this and decided to sell when he did.
ArabianKnight
21/10/2008 10:25:00
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His advisors knew it was coming. All I can say is thankfully Frank listened to them and sold up.
Tudor
21/10/2008 10:28:00
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Good luck Franky baby you saved our club for sure.
jackblue
21/10/2008 12:48:00
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Frank god he decided to "cell" when he did....and we didnt get "locked up" in a scandal with the FA....we could have been "sentenced" to a disciplinary points deduction or "barred" from Europe. I think we got a get out of "jail" free card there. We are all "prison" 't and correct now. OK.... "time" for me to stop this......"life" must go on.....
lincolnblue
21/10/2008 12:59:00
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You have to admire Frank he did go back to face the music once the military junta had ceased power. Fortunately for him he managed to leave when he realised he wasn't going to get a fair trial. Hope to see you at all the home games Frank.
alphieblues
21/10/2008 15:18:00
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Frank did the honourable thing by City -- and also made a lot of money for himself. He is a very clever man. With regard to the "extradition" issue I would like to make a point. To my knowledge (is there a solicitor in the house?) there is actually no crime in UK or European law called "corruption." Or in other words it is a specific item of case law in Thailand which Dr T has fallen foul of -- one which does not exist in English law. In that case, I think, but would like some confirmation -- that he cannot be extradited.
Sindbad
21/10/2008 16:46:00
0
he's a crook - gaol him!
merlin
21/10/2008 20:42:00
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Yeah, thanks for that merlin. Bit like the team you support, Chelsea and your owner who fleesed Russia out of billions of dollars. Ring any bells mate?
Tudor
22/10/2008 00:07:00
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