THE Appeals Court today (March 12) sentenced Pasist Arinyaphit, or Sin Sae Shogun, to 4,355 years in jail with this reduced to 20 years maximum allowed under the law over an online food supplement scam with free tour to Japan added as perk, Sanook.com said.
On April 11, 2017, over 800 people who expected to fly to Japan on a holiday after paying 9,700 baht each for membership to this shady company were left stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok Post said.
Total estimated damages arising from 871 damaged parties is 51 million baht.
Sin Sae Shogun was brought to court from Central Women’s Correctional Institution with nine other defendants also present to hear the verdict.
In this case, the Court of First Instance had sentenced Sin Sae Shogun to five years in jail for each of 871 charges, adding up 4,355 years, but reduced to 20 years, plus a fine of 20,000 baht. However cases against six other defendants were dismissed.
While upholding the sentence against Sin Sae Shogun, the Appeals court found that the defendants had committed common offenses and ruled that defendant numbers 5, 6, 8 and 9 were also guilty. They were sentenced to three years and four months for each of the 871 charges, totaling 2,903 years, but this was reduced to a maximum 20 years in jail allowed by law.
Top and Home Page: Sin Sae Shogun being brought to the Appeals Court today. Photo: Sanook.com