Scottish Fraudster Fails To Get Jail For Man He Borrowed Cash Off

In Alba Laws, Brian Goudie, Flying Sporran, Pattaya, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond4 Comments


Scottish fraudster Brian Goudie failed in his bid today to get a creditor sent to jail for trespass and alleged libel.

Goudie, formerly known as Goldie, a man with three convictions and a six year sentence for fraud in Australia, had brought a case against Briton Andy Matthews at Pattaya Provincial Court.

He had alleged that Mathews had libelled him and trespassed on his premises ‘The Jaggie Thistle’ bar and guest house in the Jomtien Complex, when Mathews called on him to settle his debt of 420,000 baht.

Andy Mathews

Goudie has a colourful history.  Formerly known as Brian Goldie from Falkirk he left Briton in the 90’s just before a warrant of arrest was issued for him for defrauding the Royal Bank of Scotland.

He moved to Australia, married briefly, his wife suspects to get Australian citizenship, and then swindled an American mining company out of nearly AU$500,000 plus while forging cheques in their accounts department.

In Thailand he re-invented himself as a barrister and former officer in the Royal Marines and created a law company called Alba Laws.

But he was exposed by the ‘Flying Sporran’ and his income for advising foreigners at 50,000 baht a day has somewhat diminished.

And today the Pattaya Court dismissed his case.

Andy Mathews, a real estate agent,  from the West Midlands, thanked the Flying Sporran today for the use of his files and said he was now able to pursue charges against Goudie.

Gaudie’s acquisition of the ‘Blarney Stone’ now the ‘Jaggie Thistle’ bar from Ulster drugs dealer Jimmy Halliday is the subject of an inquiry.

How the Sporran exposed Goudie

Halliday allegedly signed it over when he was dying from necrotising fasciitis, a flesh eating disease he contracted while in Nong Plalai Prison.

Halliday had previsouly written a will leaving the property to a son and daughter.  His assets in Ulster had been seized as the profits from his drugs empire.

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  1. Arun Muruga

    'Colorful history? Getting a bit politically correct aren't we? You'll be calling Gary Glitter a 'sexually focused chronologically gifted individual who likes to explore generationally differential relationships' instead of a 'dirty old man' next. I prefer the more common term, 'lifelong scumbag' for people like Goldielocks. By the way it's not politically correct to call that Irish fellow a 'drug dealer,' he was a 'unlicensed pharmacist supplying the chemically challenged who have lifestyle issues' ok.

  2. Brian G

    Mr. Drummond,

    You could at least report the real story.

    I am jointly prosecuting Matthews and the other plaintiff is a company with a Thai Director.

    Pattaya Provinicial Court on 25th November 2012 found that Andrew Ronald Mattews must surrender himself to Pattaya Provincial Court today and post bail as he will face trial on charges of entering premises with the intention of causing a disturbance, entering premises with the intention of causing a disturbance in company with three (armed) individuals, demanding money with menaces and various counts of criminal defamation.

    Matthews, 48, from the UK is currently on a good behaviour bond after being sentenced to three months jail in October 2011, which sentence was sussended for two years after Mathews pleaded guilty to seriously assaulting his previous business partner.

    The 2011 conviction was Matthews' second conviction for serious assualt in Thailand.

    Mathews today posted bail and the case was remanded for Mathews to appear again in January.

    Contrary to your report, the case has not been dismissed, as Matthews (and you) will find out presently.

    The only thing that Mathews may be thanking you for in the future is getting him summonsed for contempt of court for completely misreporting a court proceeding.

    Told you before, quote what you like, print what you like, just make sure it is true.

    See you in Court.

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      Andrew Drummond

      Sorry Brian. We're celebrating at the moment. No bail was requested. Case dismissed. Where were you? Or do I have to put down my beer. Demanding money with menaces? He just wanted the cash back that he thought he had given to an officer and a gentleman and a, er, barrister. Perhaps you can let me have the date of the next appearance.

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