WealthEver directors turn in to CSD to give information on Shogun’s frauds

Six executives of WealthEver Co turned themselves to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police today to give information on the business of their boss, Sinsae Shogun, after they are among the list of people suspected to be in connection with her mass marketing fraud.

The six persons were questioned by Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner Pol Gen Srivara Rangsiphramanakul.

The deputy police chief said they came to give information as witnesses because they also claimed to be damaged parties deceived by Shogun or Ms Pasit Arinchalaphit.

One of them Mrs Tanwalai Namkaew, a director of WealthEver, said she was persuaded to invest in the company through buying food supplements worth 8,340 baht with promise a free trip abroad if she paid additional 500 baht for membership fee.

She said she did get the free trips to Hong Kong and Japan but denied anything of the fake trip to Japan when over a thousand of people were stranded at Suvarnabhumi airport last week.

Until yesterday she still didn’t get the food supplements although she had asked for it from her several times, but was told the merchandise has not yet arrived.

Pol Gen Srivara said initially the police would question all these company’s directors as witnesses with no charge be brought against them.

He also said so far the police only imposed fraud charge on Shogun.

Sinsae Shogun was remanded to prison yesterday after the Criminal Court granted permission to have her detained for 12 more days police questioning.

Her lawyer did not apply bail for her reasoning that her assets and bank accounts were frozen.

Shogun was reportedly wept in tear while in prison worrying about her chest after she has just undergone a surgery to remove her breasts.

She needed to have her chest wound cleaned everyday after the surgery.

Yesterday she was escorted by officials from the Department of Corrections to the Central Women Correctional Institution for detention pending prosecution.

Central Investigation Bureau commissioner Pol. Lt. Gen. Suthin Sabpuang, meanwhile, revealed that the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) had contacted the bureau for financial evidence in the case so that a seizure of Shogun’s assets can be made.

He stated that the CIB had already forwarded details connected to a condominium unit, automobiles and the suspects bank account books over to the AMLO.

Along with this , they have also handed over the names of more than 30 associates of the Shogun organization so that investigation can be extended and more charges can be imposed on her.

A fresh group of more than 100 victims yesterday came forward to file complaints. This brings the total of people filing complaints in the case to rise over 500.