Thai Appeals Court upholds former Democrat MP Thepthai’s election fraud conviction

Thailand’s Appeals Court today (Tuesday) upheld the verdict of the Nakhon Si Thammarat provincial court, in sentencing former Democrat MP Thepthai Senpong and his brother Manote to two years in prison without suspension and suspending their election rights for ten years, for election fraud.

The brothers were found guilty last year of fraud in the election of the mayor of Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Administration Organization in 2014. Mr. Thepthai was stripped of his MP status by the Constitutional Court in January.

Both have were released on bail, after each of them posted a 1.5 million baht bond.

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)