Jailed for 50 years

Juthamas Siriwan has been sentence to FIFTY years in prison for receiving bribes of sixty million baht from an American business couple.

The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases passed sentence on the shamed former Tourism Authority of Thailand governor on Wednesday.

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Juthamas’ daughter, Jittisopha, was also sentenced to forty-four years for her involvement in the corruption case.

To add insult to injury, the pair have to cough up 62 million baht.

Juthamas, 70, and Jittisopha, 43 accepted bribes so that a couple from the USA could manage the Bangkok Film Festival.

In 2009, Gerald and Patricia Green were found guilty in a Los Angeles court of bribing Siriwan and were sentenced to six months home detention and were instructed to pay $250,000 in compensation.

The comparison in sentences are miles apart!

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