Khunying Pojaman found guilty of tax evasion

July 31st, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Khunying Pojaman
At 10 AM this morning (July 31st), the Criminal Court found Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra guilty of intentionally avoiding a tax payment of Bt546 million for the transfer of 4.5 million shares of the Shinawatra Computer and Communications’ shares at 738 million baht.

Also found in the trial are Khunying Pojaman’s adopted brother Bannaphot Damapong and her personal secretary Kanchana Honghern. The court sentenced Pojaman and Bannaphot each to 3 years in jai on grounds of violating Article 37 (1) (2) of the Revenue Code and Articles 83 and 91 of the Criminal Code.

Meanwhile, the Interior Minister, Pol. Capt. Chalerm Yubamrung, also attended the court’s delivery of verdict in the tax evasion case of the Shinawatra Communication today (July, 31st) to give moral support to Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra, the wife of the deposed premier Thaksin Shinwatra.

The Supreme Court’s panel of judges has read the verdict of the 546 tax evasion case of the Shinawatra Communication against the three alleged people, including Shin Corporation former president of Bannapot Damapong, Khunying Pojaman, and her secretary Kanchanapha Honghern. The court has started reading the verdict since 9.10 am.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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