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

Former Yala governor, Teera Mintrasak, aged fifty nine, has been sentenced to eight years in prison 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 among 12 defendants involved in the case, with the opposite 11, all of whom were former officers within the province, receiving prison sentences ranging from nine months to four years and nine months.
Deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney General, Kosolwat Intuchanyong, stated that the judgement within the 12 instances was announced on Tuesday. The instances had been initially filed with the courtroom in 2021, and the 12 defendants had been charged with malfeasance underneath Section 157 of the Criminal Code in regards to the procurement of GT200 bomb detectors by way of two contracts.
The court docket discovered them responsible as charged and handed an eight-year sentence to Teera, the primary defendant, and varying sentences to the other eleven defendants, starting from nine months to 4 years and nine months. Furthermore, Final ordered the fee of compensation for the damages incurred.
However, the case isn’t settled yet, as every defendant can still enchantment the ruling, based on 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 16 circumstances and forwarding reports and suggestions to prosecutors in September 2018, reports Bangkok Post.
According to the DSI, bomb detector distributors satisfied a number of government businesses to purchase the units, and evidence 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 five provincial administrations – Phitsanulok, Phetchaburi, Phuket, Yala, and Sukhothai.
Court rulings have already been made on a few of these instances.
On 10 March this 12 months, the National Anti-Corruption Commission passed a resolution to file a lawsuit in opposition to former prime forensic official Khunying Porntip Rojanasunan and other CFIS officials in reference to the counterfeit bomb detector procurements.
Khunying Porntip served as CIFS director through the procurement of GT200 bomb detectors from 2007-2009..

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