By The Nation
Narin Somneuk said Boonsong had visited the prison’s doctor twice during the weekend, for high blood pressure and a sinus infection.
The lawyer is preparing a second attempt to secure his client’s temporary release on bail of Bt30 million, after the Supreme Court rejected a first bail request on Friday.
Boonsong and 19 others were sentenced to jail terms of 24 to 48 years for their roles in bogus government-to-government export deals announced during the Yingluck Shinawatra-led administration’s rice-pledging scheme.
The high court ruled that the defendants had violated multiple laws and caused Bt16.9 billion in financial damages to the state by selling more than 4 million tonnes of government-owned rice at a low price to domestic traders, instead of exporting the rice to China as announced under the fake G-to-G deals.
The Corrections Department said Boonsong’s health condition was not unusual for new prisoners, as he was under stress.