Construction tycoon jailed for poaching leaves prison

A former construction tycoon, Premchai Karnasuta, was released from on parole from prison today (Tuesday), after serving a jail term for poaching in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province…

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Italian-Thai Development appoints acting president as Premchai enters prison

Italian-Thai Development PCL issued a statement today (Wednesday) offering assurance that the imprisonment of its president, Premchai Karnasuta, for poaching and other offences will not affect the operations or management…

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Supreme Court sentences construction tycoon Premchai to three years two months

The Supreme Court has upheld the Appeals Court prison term of three years and two months, without suspension, handed down to Thai construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for poaching in Thungyai…

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Exhibition held to mark Thailand’s high-profile illegal hunting case

Members of civil society and animal rights groups held an exhibition and other activities at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre today, ahead of tomorrow’s announcement of a landmark Supreme…

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Supreme Court verdict in construction tycoon’s poaching case expected Wednesday

The Thong Pha Phum provincial court in Kanchanaburi province is scheduled to release the Supreme Court verdict tomorrow morning (Wednesday) in the controversial illegal hunting case involving construction tycoon Premchai…

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File Photo – Premchai Karnasuta

Premchai-affiliated company applies to use huge land plots in Loei province

The Forest Department and civic groups in the northeastern province of Loei have raised strong objections to the Loei Land Office’s decision to consider an application, from CPK International, a…

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Appeals Court upholds Premchai’s 6 month sentence for illegal possession of firearms

Thailand’s Appeals Court has upheld the six-month prison sentence, imposed by the lower court on construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, who was convicted of illegal possession of firearms.   Mr. Premchai,…

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Prosecutors won’t appeal construction tycoon Premchai’s sentence

The public prosecutors have agreed not to appeal the verdict of the Appeals Court against construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, in connection with the illegal hunting of a black leopard and…

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Court rejects Premchai’s request for removal of EM ankle bracelet

The Thong Phaphum provincial court today rejected convicted construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta’s request for the removal of his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, a request made on the grounds that the…

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This handout taken by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on January 4, 2018 and received on February 6, 2018 shows Premchai Karnasuta (C), CEO of Italian-Thai Development, a Bangkok-based company that helped build Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport, being arrested by authorities for poaching in the Thungyai Naresuan national park in Kanchanaburi province. – The Thai construction tycoon has been arrested for poaching in a protected wildlife sanctuary, police said on February 6, as photos of hunting equipment and animal carcasses including a black leopard circulated on social media. (Photo by Handout / Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) / AFP)

Appeals Court increases prison terms for Premchai and three other defendants

The appeals Court has upheld the guilty verdict, passed in March by the Thong Pha Phum provincial court on Italian-Thai Development Pcl boss Premchai Karnasuta, for illegal poaching of protected…

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Premchai, his wife and an aide acquitted of illegal possession of ivory

Italian-Thai Development boss Premchai Karnasuta, his wife Mrs. Kanitta and her close aide, Ms. Wandee Sompoom, were today all acquitted by the Criminal Court on charges of illegal possession of…

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Italian-Thai boss Premchai given six month prison term without suspension

Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was sentenced to six months in prison, without suspension, by the Criminal Court this morning (Tuesday) after he was found guilty of possessing three hunting rifles…

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Premchai given one-year prison term on bribery charge

Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was this morning (Tuesday) sentenced to one-year in prison, without suspension, after he was found guilty of bribery, in connection with the illegal hunting scandal in…

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Prosecutors seek higher illegal hunting penalties for Premchai and gang

Public prosecutors appealed to the Appeals Court today against the verdicts and sentences imposed on construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta and three others, demanding higher penalties for illegal hunting in the…

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Thungyai wildlife chief wants heavier penalty for Premchai 

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary chief Wichien Chinnawong said today that, while he respects the verdict of the Thong Pha Phume provincial court on Italian-Thai Development boss Premchai Karnasuta, he believes the billionaire deserves a heavier penalty.   Speaking at…

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Premchai granted bail, says “I’m sorry”

Thailand’s billionaire construction tycoon Premchai Kanasuta said he was “sorry” after he was granted bail following a court verdict that sends him to 16 months in prison for involvement in…

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Premchai sentenced to 16 months without suspension

Billionaire construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was this morning (Tuesday) sentenced to 16 months in prison without suspension by the Thong Phaphume provincial court in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanburi. The…

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Illegal wildlife hunting  scandal – One year on

The trial of one of Thailand’s top construction tycoons, Premchai Karnasuta, for alleged illegal wildlife hunting moves into its final stage as the Thong Pha Phum provincial court has scheduled…

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Court holds first hearing of black panther illegal hunting case today

About ten months after the shooting of a black panther in the Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary in February allegedly by Italian-Thai Development International Corp boss Premchai Karnasuta and three others,…

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Appeals Court rejects Premchai’s request to have his case transferred

The Appeals Court has rejected the request of Itallian-Thai Development Pcl chief executive officer Premchai Karnasuta to have the panther hunting case transferred from Thong Phaphum provincial court to the…

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