TV anchor Sorrayuth strike with new B138m lawsuit

Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda arrives during a Criminal Court in Bangkok, where he faces additional rapist charges, on Thursday morning. (Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya)

The Office of a Attorney-General on Thursday charged broadcaster Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda and others with forging papers and regulating them to repairs Mcot Plc to a balance of 138 million baht.

The charges branch from promotion income embezzled from Mcot during a tenure of a TV news programme he hosted a decade ago.

Somnuek Siangkong, orator of a attorney-general, pronounced open prosecutors had laid charges in a Criminal Court, alleging a forging of documents, use of a fake papers and deleterious of papers to means financial detriment  to another party.

The charges associated to a piracy box in that Sorrayuth’s Rai Som Co and a former Mcot worker colluded to disguise promotion income warranted by his Kui Kui Kao news speak programme from Feb 2005 to Apr 2006. The income should have been common with Mcot underneath a programme contract.

Rai Som Co paid then-Mcot worker Pichapa Iamsa-ard about 650,000 baht during a duration to disguise a promotion annals and she used improvement liquid in doing so.

That  enabled Rai Som to secrete promotion income that was due to Mcot, a detriment totalling 138 million baht.

Public prosecutors charged that a defendants falsified 139 papers recording a promotion in a TV programme, from Jan to May 2006, with a vigilant of dubious Mcot.

In further to 50-year-old Rai Som handling executive Sorrayut and Pichapa, 47, a new lawsuit also brings a same charges opposite Rai Som worker Montha Theeradet, 43, and Rai Som Co.

Mr Somnuek pronounced a open prosecutors asked a Criminal Court to supplement any punishment underneath a new lawsuit to a jail sentences already given to a defendants. Offences underneath a new lawsuit lift adult to 5 years in prison.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) had brought a prior box to justice as impropriety by a supervision official, Pichapa, since Mcot is a state enterprise.

The Criminal Court in Feb condemned Sorrayuth and his worker Montha any to 13 years and 4 months in jail for ancillary impropriety by a supervision official. Pichapa was condemned in absentia to 20 years imprisonment. Rai Som was fined 80,000 baht.

At a Criminal Court on Thursday, Sorrayuth’s staff handed out copies of his statement, accusing a attorney-general of double danger given a box was already brought by a NACC.

Sorrayuth was progressing expelled on bail of 2 million baht tentative appeal. He continued in his then-role as news anchor during Channel 3 until vigour from polite society, veteran organisations and TV programme sponsors finally stirred his preference to no longer seem on screen. He stays during Channel 3.

The Criminal Court on Thursday expelled Sorrayuth and dual others on additional bail of 300,000 baht any and set Aug 29 for justification hearing in their request forgery case.

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