Media personality Sorrayuth Suthasssanachinda and two other defendants in the Raisom bribery case are anxiously waiting a decision on whether they will be released on bail.
After the Appeals Court upheld the jail terms against Sorryuth and two other convicts – Montha Thiradet and Pitchapa Iamsa-ard – they submitted bail a request and Bt4 million worth of assets as guarantee to the Appeals Court.
But the Appeals Court decided to defer the decision to the Supreme Court on the grounds that their jail terms are lengthy.
Normally, the Supreme Court takes about a week to consider a bail request. The three were still waiting for the court’s decision at press time.
On Tuesday, the Appeals Court upheld the jail terms against the three who were found guilty of collaborating to embezzle the advertisement fee of the MCOT.
Sorrauyuth was given 13 years and four months, Montha, his former staffer, 13 years and four months and Pitchapa, former MCOT official, 20 years.
The Appeals Court also upheld the primary court's ruling to order Rai-Som, represented by two executives - Angkhana Wattanamongkolsilp and Sukanya Sae-lim, to pay a fine of Bt80,000.