Pol Maj Veerawut Vajjanapukka, former secretary to Boonsong Teriyapirom, a former commerce minister, has been found by the National Anti-Corruption Commission to be 896.5 million baht unusually rich in connection with the bogus government-to-government rice deals, NACC deputy secretary-general Vorawit Sukboon said on Thursday (Nov 30).
Pol Maj Veerawut, was the 3rd defendant in the G-to-G rice case, who escaped when the case was brought to the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions. A warrant was issued for his arrest. The lawsuit against him was temporarily shelved.
The court delivered its ruling on the G-to-G rice case on Aug 25.
Mr Vorawit said the NACC’s finding will be forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General. The OAG will be asked to request the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions to order the freezing of Pol Maj Veerawut’s assets in line with the NACC Act of 2009.
Pol Maj Veerawut’s assets–of which the acquisition could not be clarified–include:
- 53 bank accounts of Pol Maj Veerawut, his former spouse, children, relatives and close associates totalling 567.7 million baht
- 260.1 million baht investments
- 12 plots of land in Bangkok worth 57 million baht
- A condominium in Bang Rak worth 6.2 million baht; and four cars worth 6.3 million baht.
The NACC had earlier ordered the freezing of assets worth 99.2 million baht of Pol Maj Veerawut, his former spouse and children.