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Ex-minister Yongyuth sent to prison in land-graft case


Former interior minister and Pheu Thai Party ex-leader Yongyuth Wichaidit, 78, who was accused of land corruption in a case involving the Alpine Golf Club, was taken to Bangkok Remand Prison to serve a two-year imprisonment sentence handed down by the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeals on February 28, 2019.

Yongyuth arrived at the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases today (February 17) for a hearing, but the Supreme Court rejected his petition that he had previously filed. Therefore, corrections officers took him to Bangkok Remand Prison to serve the two-year sentence. 
The National Anti-Corruption Commission had accused Yongyuth of violating Section 157 of the Penal Code, which prohibits an official from wrongfully exercising or not exercising any of his or her duties to the injury of any person, or dishonestly exercising or omitting to exercise any of his/her functions.

Published : February 17, 2020

By : The Nation