Police in Thailand were today asked again to take a closer look at the activities of fake barrister Brian Goudie, who opened a legal firm in Thailand called Alba Laws after being sentenced to six years in Australia for theft.
|Goudie right. Not one of the images
A delegation comprising two Thai nationals and British journalist Andrew Drummond asked Chonburi Region 2 that closer attention be given to three cases being brought against Mr. Goudie, 48, from Falkirk, Scotland, which had been left on file for months after being handed over by the Crime Suppression Division, and Technical Crime Suppression, and reported by the Pattaya prosecutor.
The file sent to Pattaya by the Technical CSD asks Pattaya police to investigate a case of alleged ‘Revenge Porn’.
This relates to video and stills, which the victim, Goudie’s former girlfriend nicknamed Nang, claims was taken by Goudie on his smart phone and subsequently circulated widely on the internet.
The girlfriend’s real name was published along with what sexual activities the poster said she liked.
The only feature of Goudie is his member, hand and his shirt.
Goudie has admitted on the internet being the owner of the film but claims it was taken from either his ‘Dropbox’ or a computer he had downloaded to, which he claims was stolen by his former girlfriend.
The file sent by the CSD accuses Goudie of embezzling a cash award awarded by Pattaya Court to three foreigners. Lawyers for Goudie impatient at police lack of action have since taken private criminal proceedings.
A third case alleges that Goudie set up his girlfriend Nang to take the rap for running the former ‘Jaggie Thistle’ pub in Pattaya without a drinks licence.
She was subsequently fined and acquired a criminal record.
But at the time of the raid the managing director was Goudie himself – He switched directors two days afterwards at the Department of Business Development and before charges were formally brought.
Goudie later wrote on his blog ‘CasewatchAsia.blogspot’ that Nang was convicted of illegally providing sexual services at the pub. He did not say the pub was his.
Drummond also queried why a Pattaya policeman appeared to be supporting Mr. Goudie. Goudie is trying to bring Nang to court for theft from Jimmi International. She remains Managing Director of Jimmy International, which owns the Jaggie Thistle, by court order.
“Goudie is known internationally. There has been a documentary about his activities. Many foreigners are surprised that Thai police have done nothing about him.
They could easily come to the conclusion, perhaps unfairly, that he is in league with police,” said Drummond, who added that he had repeatedly informed police already.
Goudie is currently on 400,000 baht bail on charges of posing as a barrister to defraud Mrs. Barbara Fanelli Miller, 76, of Madison , Wisconsin, out of 7.9 million baht.
Goudie, said Drummond, had boasted on the internet that police had decided to take no action against him.
Goudie had allied himself with an American, Drew Noyes, who also falsely claimed to be a lawyer, and who was now appealing against a two year jail sentence, and a Scot, David Hanks, a former brothel owner who had been arrested in connection with racketeering.
The international community was watching their activities in utter disbelief, he added.
On CasewatchAsia Goudie quotes himself as saying:
“In relation to the posting of photos on the net, I will say what I have to say in Court – police have however told my lawyers there is no evidence whatsoever that I had any involvement, and accordingly I intend to prosecute”.
And in the case of a prosecution of Nang (he has written several stories about her) he says: “The shareholders have no wish to see (name redacted) prosecuted, but she has left us no choice.”
Hanks was arrested in a high profile raid by the DSI against Russian racketeers lending money to fellow Russians in Pattaya at 60 per cent per month.
Hanks was arrested as the man who supplied the cash.
The DSI had handed the case over to Pattaya Police to prosecute.
Chonburi Police have requested more details.
|An sms from Goudie