Photograph courtesy of Bangkok Publish

Property magnate Anant Asavabhokhin is to be charged with cash laundering linked to the infamous Khlongchan Credit score Union Cooperative (KCUC) embezzlement case.

This growth comes from a supply inside the Workplace of the Lawyer-Normal (OAG). The cash laundering cost, just lately permitted by Lawyer-Normal Amnat Jedcharoenruk, is predicted to be enacted by the OAG’s particular litigation workplace on April 2.

Anant, former chair of Land and Homes Plc, is scheduled to report to prosecutors on the identical day. Whereas his case has been pending, Anant has been required to report to prosecutors each quarter. The case had been stagnant for a number of years till this newest growth emerged yesterday.

In 2019, the case was handed again to the Division of Particular Investigation (DSI) by Wongsakul Kittipromwong, who was on the time the director-general of the OAG’s particular litigation workplace and a former attorney-general. He really helpful that the cash laundering case mustn’t be pursued additional in court docket. Nevertheless, the DSI appealed towards this choice. The enchantment remained unresolved by the OAG for 4 years, throughout which period three attorney-generals have been appointed.

The cash laundering case at hand relates to three plots of land in the Khlong 2 subdistrict of Khlong Luang district in Pathum Thani. The plots collectively span 312 rai and shares in M-Dwelling SPV 2 Co, acquired by Supachai Srisupa-aksorn, the previous KCUC chairman, for 321.4 million baht.

In accordance to Nationwide Anti-Corruption Fee (NACC) investigation findings, Supachai, M-Dwelling SPV 2 Co, and others had signed a contract to promote one of many three plots, measuring 46 rai, to Anant for 93.78 million baht, reported Bangkok Publish.

Nevertheless, Anant later signed a letter of intent to donate the acquired land to Phra Thep Yanamahamuni, also called Chaiyabul Dhammajayo, the ex-abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, in accordance to the NACC. The land was later resold by Anant to Thai Agro Alternate Co for 492.35 million baht on June 25, 2015.

From the proceeds, 468.73 million baht have been later paid to M-Dwelling SPV 2 Co, which subsequently donated about 303 million baht to the Ubasika Chan Khon Nok Yung Thong basis, related with Wat Phra Dhammakaya, the NACC reported.

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