Another princely lese majeste case

1 03 2015

Boontham Thepprathan was accused of lese majeste in February 2015 and an arrest warrant issued. He was arrested by police on 27 February 2015.

Boontham is reportedly a proprietor of the Colonze massage parlor-entertainment complex-cum-illegal casino and is often described as a property developer. He is aged 65.

With Setthawut Pengdit, he is accused of lese majeste in a land deal involving a connection to Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn’s housecleaning following his separation from third wife Srirasmi late last year.

Sometimes described as a property developer, Boontham was “taken into police custody on Friday over alleged crimes of lese majeste during land deals in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district, will remain at the Bangkok Remand Prison.”

The Criminal Court denied him “bail on grounds that he was a flight risk…”. That is all “normal” for the royalist courts.

Boontham “reportedly admitted to buying the Khao Nong Cheum land to resell it at a profitable price, but insisted he never mentioned the monarchy.”

 


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