Ex-Pheu Thai MP jailed 12 months for covering up assets

Former Chiang Mai MP of Pheu Thai party Mr Kasem Nimmonrat was on Thursday sentenced to 12-month jailterm after he was found guilty of covering up his assets and giving false information about his assets by the Supreme Court’s criminal division for political office holders.

By a unanimous vote of nine, the court also ordered the confiscation of the ex-MP’s seven items of assets worth about 168 million baht.

The court found Mr Kasem guilty of six counts of offence relating to the assets he accumulated since he served as the mayor of Chiangmai provincial administration organistion and as MP of Pheu Thai party.

On each count of the offences, the court handed down two-month jailterm without giving him a suspension of the imprisonment.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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