Former Yala governor sentenced to 8 years for malfeasance in GT200 bomb detector case

Former Yala governor, Teera Mintrasak, aged fifty nine, has been sentenced to eight years in jail for malfeasance in reference to the acquisition of fraudulent GT200 bomb detectors from 2007-2009. The sentence was delivered by the Region 9 Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases.
Teera was amongst 12 defendants involved within the case, with the opposite 11, all of whom were former officers within the province, receiving jail sentences starting from 9 months to four years and 9 months.
Deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney General, Kosolwat Intuchanyong, said that the judgement within the 12 cases was introduced on Tuesday. The circumstances had been initially filed with the court in 2021, and the 12 defendants had been charged with malfeasance under Section 157 of the Criminal Code concerning the procurement of GT200 bomb detectors via two contracts.
The court found them guilty as charged and handed an eight-year sentence to Teera, the first defendant, and varying sentences to the opposite eleven defendants, starting from 9 months to 4 years and 9 months. Furthermore, the court docket ordered the payment of compensation for the damages incurred.
However, Because isn’t settled yet, as each defendant can still enchantment the ruling, according to Kosolwat.
Cases involving the procurement of GT200 bomb detectors by state agencies from 2007-2009 are quite a few, with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) concluding investigations into sixteen circumstances and forwarding reports and suggestions to prosecutors in September 2018, stories Bangkok Post.
According to the DSI, bomb detector distributors convinced several authorities businesses to buy the units, and proof of fraud and deception emerged from the instances.
Affected events included the Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS), Royal Thai Army Ordnance Department, Customs Department, Provincial Administration Department, Royal Thai Aide-De-Camp Department, Provincial Police of Sing Buri and Chai Nat, Songkhla Provincial Administration, Royal Thai Navy Security Centre, and 5 provincial administrations – Phitsanulok, Phetchaburi, Phuket, Yala, and Sukhothai.
Court rulings have already been made on some of these circumstances.
On 10 March this year, the National Anti-Corruption Commission handed a decision to file a lawsuit against former high forensic official Khunying Porntip Rojanasunan and other CFIS officers in connection with the counterfeit bomb detector procurements.
Khunying Porntip served as CIFS director in the course of the procurement of GT200 bomb detectors from 2007-2009..

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