Agencies consider embezzlement allegations against St Gabriel's Foundation
The St Gabriel's Foundation and its executives have come under close scrutiny as authorities from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) consider requests to act on allegations that the foundation misused a fund entrusted to its care."Some priests from the foundation have served as directors of the Assumption schools and become unusually rich," Asst Prof Wiwatchai Kulamard said Friday in his capacity as chief adviser to the Network of Parents and Youth. "Some have been playing golf on their own schools' golf courses".
The network Friday officially asked the DSI to scrutinise the bank accounts of the St Gabriel's Foundation and its 56 executive and priests. The foundation's current chairman is Sirichai Fonseka.
"We also call on the DSI to look into the bank accounts of people close to the foundation's executives and priests," Wiwatchai said.