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13 Nov, 2014

Ex-Tourism Authority of Thailand chief to be charged with bribery – The Nation

Bangkok – THE NATIONAL Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has declared that it will file charges against former Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Juthamas Siriwan, who has been accused of accepting bribes from Hollywood filmmakers.

The charges will go to the Office of the Attorney-General in the next few weeks.

The process of filing charges began after December 2007 when Los Angeles film executive Gerald Green and his wife Patricia Green were arrested on charges of paying US$1.8 million (around Bt60 million at that time) in bribes to a Thai tourism official for the rights to run the annual Bangkok International Film Festival between 2002 and 2007.

Vichai Vivitasevi, a member of the NACC and also of a joint committee working with the Office of the Attorney-General, said yesterday that investigators had been working on both documentary and individual evidence for two years and 11 months.

Read the rest: Ex-TAT chief to be charged with bribery – The Nation.