According to Matichon, he has been charged with lese majeste (Special Case / คดีพิเศษที่ 41/54) accused of producing video and audio content defaming the king or holding him in contempt in 2010. He is believed to be a U.S. citizen. His charges seem to relate to a weekly news broadcast he made that was very popular for a time. His family in Thailand has been harassed. Some of his past broadcasts are available through YouTube.
In later reports, the media called him Manoon Chaichana (and also known as Anek Sanfran or Anek San Francisco) and in mid-March 2015 linked him to a bombing plot network that the military dictatorship claims to have detected amongst red shirts. In mid-July, he was accused of being the head of an “anti-monarchy” network that spread a rumor about General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand’s dictator.
Media accounts of Anek/Manoon’s case:
Khaosod, 10 July 2015: “Redshirt Behind Prayuth ‘Cash Transfer’ Rumor Linked to Anti-Monarchy Cell”
Bangkok Post 17 March 2015: “Amlo begins sniffing along Manoon trail”
Bangkok Post, 17 March 2015: “Detained medic linked to court bomb”
Bangkok Post, 16 March 2015: “Govt seeks to extradite court grenade attack suspect from US“