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  • #31
    Murder charge likely for Banyin in shares case


    The Crime Suppression Division is pressing a murder charge against former deputy commerce minister Banyin Tangpakorn and five other suspects in connection to the killing of a senior judge's brother.

    Pol Col Anek Taosupab, deputy chief of the CSD, said investigators plan to question Banyin in prison over the murder of Wirachai Sakuntaprasoet, brother of Criminal Court senior judge Phanida Sakuntaprasoet.

    Banyin is incarcerated at the Bangkok Remand Prison, where he is serving time for forging documents to transfer 263 million baht worth of shares to two associates.

    The court found Banyin guilty of colluding with Kanthana Siwathanapol, a former golf caddie, and stockbroker Uracha Wachirakulton to transfer the assets of the late billionaire contractor Chuwong Sae Tang.

    The suspects allegedly tried to force judge Phanida to drop Banyin's indictment in the share transfer case.

    The CSD said it has evidence, including forensic test results, to lay the murder charge against Banyin and the five other suspects.

    According to a report, judge Phanida asked Mr Wirachai to pick her up from work after she was assigned to hear Banyin's forgery case when the victim was kidnapped and killed.

    The case was then re-assigned to another judge and the trial ended with Banyin sentenced to eight years in prison for forgery.

    To date, Banyin and the suspects have faced the charges of assault, abduction and threatening a state official.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...in-shares-case


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    • #32
      Murder charges filed against Banyin, five others


      The prosecution has filed indictments with the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases against former deputy commerce minister Banyin Tangpakorn and five co-accused for the murder of an elder brother of a Bangkok South Criminal Court judge in February, Office of the Attorney General spokesman Prayuth Phetkhun said on Monday.

      Mr Prayuth said the case was filed on Monday after Jessada Arunchaipirom, director-general of the Department of Corruption Litigation, and his deputy Siriya Intamara agreed with a recommendation by a working committee handling the case that the six suspects be arraigned on six charges.

      The charges stem from the abduction and murder of Wirachai Sakuntaprasoet, the elder brother of Bangkok South Criminal Court judge Phanida Sakuntaprasoet, allegedly as part of a plot to force her to drop an indictment against Pol Lt Col Banyin in a case involving the fraudulent transfer of a huge number of shares.

      Wirachai was kidnapped by four men outside the court on Feb 4. The 70-year-old was later killed and his body burned and the remains tossed into the Chao Phraya River in Nakhon Sawan.

      Pol Lt Col Banyin and the five other suspects - Manat Thapnin, Narongsak Pomchan, Chatchai Menkun, Prachawit Sithongsuk and Pol Senior Sgt Maj Thongchai Wachisatcha - are accused of the kidnapping and murder of Wirachai.

      The six are charged with premeditated murder, conspiracy to detain a person resulting in his death, threatening a state official, illegal assembly, demanding a ransom and abduction.

      Pol Lt Col Banyin is additionally charged with illegally wearing a police uniform during the abduction.

      The prosecution decided not to indict a seventh, unnamed suspect in this case for lack of evidence.

      Mr Prayuth said the prosecution asked the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases to combine whatever penalty is handed down on Pol Lt Col Banyin in this case with the eight years' jail sentence given him in March by the Bangkok South Criminal Court. In that case he was found guilty of forging documents to set up the transfer of 300 million baht worth of shares owned by his friend, businessman Chuwong Sae Tang, to himself and two accomplices.

      The prosecution also asked the court to combine the penalty in the Wirachai murder case with whatever penalty is handed down on Pol Lt Col Banyin by the Phra Khanong Criminal Court in another case. He is charged with murdering Chuwong Sae Tang, the owner of the shares in the previous case. This case is still before the Phra Khanong Criminal Court.

      Mr Prayuth said all six accused are already being held in detention.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...in-five-others

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      • #33
        Banyin pleads not guilty to abduction-murder of judge's brother


        Former deputy commerce minister Banyin Tangpakorn and four co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to the abduction and murder of the elder brother of the judge handling his multi-million-baht stock theft case.

        They entered their pleas via video conference from behind bars during their arraignment in the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases on Friday.

        The six accused in the case are being detained at Bangkok Remand Prison, including Banyin, 56. They face charges relating to the death of Weerachai Sakuntaprasoet, 67, early this year.

        In February, prosecuitors charged each of them with premeditated murder, fatal detention, coercing others, illegal assembly and concealing a body.

        The other defendants are Manat Thaptim, 67, Narongsak Pomchan, 48, Chatchai Menkun, 31, Prachawit Sithongsuk, 33, and Pol Snr Sgt Maj Thongchai Wachisatcha, 63. All are natives of Nakhon Sawan province.

        Five of the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges. Mr Narongsak pleaded guilty. The court adjourned the hearing until next month, when evidence and witness lists will be considered.

        Banyin and his five co-defendants allegedly abducted and ultimately murdered the elder brother of Bangkok South Criminal Court judge Phanida Sakuntaprasoet, to pressure her to drop charges in a 300-million-baht stock fraud case against Banyin.

        Weerachai was kidnapped outside the court on Feb 4 and bundled into a van. He is believed to have been killed on or about Feb 5. The victim's body was burnt and the remains tossed into the Chao Phraya River in Nakhon Sawan.

        Banyin is additionally charged with illegally wearing a police uniform during the abduction.

        Banyin was subsequently found guilty of forging documents to set up the transfer of 300 million baht's worth of shares owned by his 50-year-old friend, construction tycoon Chuwong sae Tang, to himself and two accomplices.

        Banyin has also been charged with murdering Chuwong in 2015.

        He was deputy commerce minister in the short-lived Samak Sundaravej and Somchai Wongsawat governments in 2008.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...judges-brother

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