SUMMONS WAS ILLEGAL COURT RULES – AFTER A YEAR!
Another case brought by Drew Walter Noyes, the former publisher of the Pattaya Times, who was convicted of extortion before fleeing on bail to the United States, was today thrown out by the Pattaya Court.
The judge ruled that the summons against Alastair ‘Ally‘ Cooper for criminal libel and libel under the Thai Computer Crime Act had not been legally delivered.
Court officials had stated that the summons was accepted on Cooper’s behalf at a hotel in Khon Kaen, North East Thailand.
In fact had Cooper not even stayed at the hotel at the time in question and could prove he was actually in Bangkok. The manager of the hotel specifically stated that she would not accept the summons as Cooper was not a resident of the hotel.
The decision marks the end of an ordeal for Cooper, an oil rig superintendent. which has lasted a year.
Noyes will have to return to Thailand if he wishes to file the case again.
That is not likely as a warrant has been issued for his arrest after he failed to turn up for his appeal against a 2 year jail sentence together with his common-law wife Wanrapa Boonsu for attempting to extort the Thonglor Clinic, Pattaya out of 7 million baht, on pain of bad publicity in his newspaper and a police raid on the premises.
The case however does reflect some irregular behaviour at the court. Drew Noyes employed the wife of the head of court security at his One Stop Service Center in Jomtien, and shortly after he fled to the US an official court interpreter went on Facebook to wish him luck.
Noyes, a fake lawyer with felonies in the U.S., also held a legal seminar with the court judges, announcing in his Pattaya Times that he would be writing a book on libel with the Chief Judge of Chonburi.
Court officials are responsible for delivering summonses – not the postal service.
Cooper’s alleged crime was merely to ‘share’ a story on Facebook.
That story was a report on this site that Drew Noyes was suing the web forum SubZeroSiam for publishing photo-shopped pictures of Noyes and Goudie in a gay parade.
(Strangely although my address was with the Immigration Department, Public Relations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – and was even published on the internet I also never received a summons for this case. The summons I learned later was a ‘public summons’ which means all that happens is that is is published on a court/government website and I am expected to see it.)
Noyes also sued the person he claimed was the owner of ‘SubZeroSiam’.
The court accepted false documents alleging an American teacher was responsible.
That case is also due for a review early next month.
Meanwhile from the United States Drew Noyes has today announced the birth of his ninth* child Austin Drew by a Thai mother.
The woman in question is a former employee at One Stop Services and a former nanny whom he had failed to get an American visa for.
Pawadee Jittrerom appears to have taken over one of the many Facebook sites Noyes has put up and used it for personal messaging.
• The number is actually believed by many to be 10