Ex-popular Thai TV anchor loses appeal

FORMER popular TV news anchor Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda today (August 29) lost his appeal against the 13 years and four months prison term handed down by the Criminal Court for embezzlement of advertising revenue, Sanook.com reported.

The case involves his company and two other defendants, one of whom a former employee of the Mass Communications Organization of Thailand (MCOT).

The court found they used forged documents to cheat the Mass Communications Authority of Thailand out of 138 million baht in advertising revenue during Sorrayuth’s tenure as host of a TV news program 10 years ago.

The defendants applied for release on bail pending an appeal to the Supreme Court. The Appeal Court decided to let the Supreme Court rule on the bail request, which was likely to take a few days, according to Sanook.com.


Top: Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda walking out of the Appeal Court today. Photo: Sanook.com

By Songpol Kaopatumtip


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