BUT WILL ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING OFFICE EVER CATCH UP WITH BANGKOK BOILER ROOM KINGS?
I was expecting to see more considering the infamous Eclipse Group has for a long time been linked to banks in Panama but currently the only named ‘Bangkok boiler room’ fraudster I can see revealed in any investigation by the ICIJ is the late Glen Bullard.
Of course the boiler room guys specialize in putting their assets into the hands of nominees so that is not too surprising.
Glendon Richard Bullard was of course one of the ‘Bangkok’ Five who for years topped the list of boiler room fraudsters operating out of South East Asia for the last 20 years.
His death in Pai, Mae Hong Sorn province was of course reported on this site. He had been married for just two weeks.
For a while he was President of the Thailand Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. He had intended to take over the Nana Entertainment Plaza in Bangkok where he leased some 12 bars including Angelwitch.
Bullard, from Georgia, was pipped at the post by Briton Paul Hayward, also known as Paul Hilton, from Birmimngham, who remains the strongest survivor, after the death of his partner Mark Hutcherson, reported in Texas last year.
Hayward, who now controls the master lease on the sex tourism area, recently was forced to relinquish control of Crawley Town Football Club in the UK to a Turkish steel magnate after campaigning by this site and a last ditch attempt by him to claim he had the fans interests at heart and that his favourite story was that of David and Goliath.
There are however enough Thai names on the list for the Bangkok Post to have a field day. The local press may however be restricted by threats under Thailand’s Computer Crime Act.
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