Former Yala governor sentenced to 8 years for malfeasance in GT200 bomb detector case

Former Yala governor, Teera Mintrasak, aged fifty nine, has been sentenced to eight years in jail for malfeasance in connection with 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 concerned within the case, with the other 11, all of whom were former officers within the province, receiving prison sentences starting from nine months to 4 years and 9 months.
Deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney General, Kosolwat Intuchanyong, stated that the judgement in the 12 instances was announced on Tuesday. The cases have been initially filed with the court in 2021, and the 12 defendants have been charged with malfeasance underneath Section 157 of the Criminal Code concerning the procurement of GT200 bomb detectors by way of two contracts.
The courtroom discovered them guilty as charged and handed an eight-year sentence to Teera, the first defendant, and ranging sentences to the other eleven defendants, starting from 9 months to four years and 9 months. Furthermore, the courtroom ordered the payment of compensation for the damages incurred.
However, the case isn’t settled yet, as each defendant can still attraction the ruling, according to Kosolwat.
Cases involving the procurement of GT200 bomb detectors by state companies from 2007-2009 are quite a few, with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) concluding investigations into sixteen circumstances and forwarding reviews and proposals to prosecutors in September 2018, stories Bangkok Post.
According to the DSI, bomb detector distributors convinced a quantity of government agencies to purchase the devices, and evidence of fraud and deception emerged from the cases.
Scientifically proven 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 5 provincial administrations – Phitsanulok, Phetchaburi, Phuket, Yala, and Sukhothai.
Court rulings have already been made on a few of these cases.
On Treasure , the National Anti-Corruption Commission passed a resolution to file a lawsuit against former top forensic official Khunying Porntip Rojanasunan and different CFIS officers in connection with the counterfeit bomb detector procurements.
Khunying Porntip served as CIFS director during the procurement of GT200 bomb detectors from 2007-2009..

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