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24 Aug, 2011

Bangkok Post : Graft agency rules against ex-TAT Governor


The National Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday formally ruled against former Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Juthamas Siriwan in the film festival bribery case.

Commissioner Medhi Krongkaew said the NACC found Ms Juthamas has committed criminal offences as a former state official in connection with the case.

The NACC also decided Ms Juthamas’s daughter had been complicit in the alleged bribe. The cases against Ms Juthamas and her daughter will now be forwarded to the prosecution.

Ms Juthamas and her daughter were accused of taking bribes from a Los Angeles film-making couple who were awarded a 60-million-baht contract to host the annual Bangkok International Film Festival between 2003 and 2006.

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