File photo: Pasit “Sin Sae Shogun” Ariyalapit
File photo: Pasit “Sin Sae Shogun” Ariyalapit

Charges imminent in ‘Sin Sae Shogun’ case

national June 22, 2017 11:49

By The Nation

Police are set to formally charge Pasit “Sin Sae Shogun” Ariyalapit with fraud over a travel junket debacle that left more than 1,000 would-be tourists stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport in April.

Police will submit the case to public prosecutors on Friday.

A press conference regarding the case is scheduled for Friday, following a meeting on Wednesday of the case investigators.

Pasit, founder and chief executive of food-supplement distributor WealthEver, will complete a seventh court-approved period of detention on Saturday (June 24).

She and nine others are accused of costing 517 people Bt51 million and face charges of public fraud, racketeering, and violations of the Emergency Decree on Obtaining Loans Amounting to Public Cheating and Fraud, the Computer Act, Customs Act and Food and Drug Act. 

The Anti-Money Laundering Office is also scrutinising the suspects’ financial transactions and mulling legal action, prosecutors said.

The case stems from complaints by many of the 1,000 people whose promised charter jet to Tokyo for a three-day Songkran trip they’d paid for never materialised, leaving them stranded at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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