(David Hanks and Brian Goudie with their Thai counsel)

A fugitive Scot, who posed as a lawyer and a former officer of the Royal Marines to defraud legal clients, has said from hiding in Thailand he wants to surrender but he cannot pay bail for a Thai woman he made director of his pseudo law firm.

Brian Goudie, aka Goldie, told his lawyer from in hiding in Koh Samui that he wishes to surrender to Pattaya court and will do it this week.

He said however he still had not raised the cash for Sukanya Worakam, 30, a Thai woman whom he made managing director of his company Alba Laws.

Yesterday he made a mad dash from Koh Samui to Pattaya asking his Bangkok lawyer (above) to accompany meet him there.

An arrest warrant for the arrest of both of Goudie and Worakam was issued on January 29th by Pattaya Provincial Court. They are charged with cheating an American woman Barbara Fannelli Miller from Madison, Wisconsin out of US$300,000.

That is the amount Mrs Miller gave to Goudie, 47, from Falkirk, believing he was a genuine British barrister and on the promise that he would get her son out of jail on child sexual abuse charges. Her son was later jailed for 38 years.

Goudie had earlier taken two cases of criminal libel and two cases of libel under Thailand’s  Computer Crime Act out against journalist Andrew Drummond, who exposed his activities in a Scottish newspaper.  Both actions were dismissed. The court held the reporting was fair.

Goudie had given fellow Scot, David Hanks, 66, the former license holder of Masquerades Brothel in Keysborough, Victoria, power of attorney to represent him in court in Pattaya.

On Monday initial examinations in another libel case this time brought by David Hanks himself against Andrew Drummond at the Provincial Court in Surat Thani, Southern Thailand, could not be completed because of a late start and Hank’s refusal to answer questions of ownership of the Masquerades Brothel. He said it was not relevant to the case.

Hanks in Koh amui

He eventually agreed that he owned the building but rented it out. The case was adjourned while the defence applied for the records of a court case in Thailand’s Pattaya province where Hanks made a full admission to being the licence holder of the brothel and later selling it to Chinese.

Hanks claims that Andrew Drummond, the Scottish Sun, and a website called had caused him shame and caused people in Koh Samui, Thailand to shun him.

Hanks said he had been a respectable businessman for 50 years and now ran a furniture repair business in Pattaya called VPL Enterprise Partnership.

He said a headline in The SUN – OAP from Girvan is a Mafia enforcer – had libelled him and ruined his business.

The SUN through Andrew Drummond had linked him to Chinese mafia to whom the Sun said he was known as ‘Babyface, he added.’

Andrew Drummond did not write the SUN headline but he is defending the paper’s and his own right to report a Thai trial.

In another case in Pattaya of an American Drew Walter Noyes, who is being publicly prosecuted for extortion together with his wife Wanrapa Boonsu, Andrew Drummond reported how Hanks had checked into the clinic as a patient before a hit was allegedly made on the joint owner Australian Dr. Michel Goulet.

Dr. Goulet told the court he was asked to pay 7 million baht (later reduced to 2.3 million) to stop a police raid on his premises and Noyes ’now defunct Pattaya Times newspaper.

Dr. Goulet points to Drew Noyes and Wanrapa Boonsu after they were arrested for extortion

He said after checking into the premises Hanks told him that he had a sex business in Australia and knew the Chinese mafia.Dr. Goulet, he said,  should attend a meeting with his boss Mr. Noyes.

Dr Goulet said that after meeting Hanks he was fearful his own safety. The case against Noyes and Wanrapa Boonsu, Hanks’ business partner continues in Pattaya.

Hanks is disputing the comments from a court report.

Outside the court Andrew Drummond said: “I cannot comment on proceedings but if Mr. Hanks is genuinely running a furniture repair business he can sort out my sofa.”

Records show that none of the Hanks-Goudie-Noyes trio had paid tax in Thailand relating to their companies, VPL, Alba Laws, Ramidin Holdings, and PAPPA Co Ltd.

A police source said that Goudie had been in and out of Thailand many times often using land border checkpoints and returning to Thailand within a few hours. He was operating under two passports and border points had been alerted.

In terms of work permits Goudie had been issued them under both the names Goudie and Goldie.

Under the name he was born with, Brian Gerald James Goldie, an arrest warrant was issued for him in 1994 by the Lothian and Borders Police in Scotland for an alleged fraud  and in 2000 Goldie was arrested and later convicted and jailed for six years for stealing from his employers.

While on the run he has been furiously blogging that he is going to bring down his enemies who, he says, lie and visit prostitutes. In his latest claim on the internet he says that Drummond’s lawyer had begged for cases against him to be settled out of court. Drummond, he said, wanted to mediate.

‘Why would I want to mediate with a man on the run?” said Drummond.


  1. The number is not in service now lol. To be frank there isnt a foreigner I would trust in Thailand! They all appear to be carrying baggage of massive proportions … this includes foreign so called doctors opening up plastic surgery clinics… I tend to go on the old adage, if any good why come to Thailand in the first place!

  2. "He said however he still had not raised the cash for Sukanya Worakam, 30, a Thai woman whom he made managing director of his company Alba Laws."

    Why would either of them need cash? Isn't their chance for bail over?

  3. Keep up the fight Andrew. Nobody with any intelligence would believe a word these guys say.

    Luck, prosperity and fortune flee from those
    who watch for another’s unwatchfulness to swindle his property

    As righteousness resides in the hearts of the virtuous,
    so does deceit dwell in the hearts of thieves.

    Men who know nothing but deception die a little
    each time they contrive their crooked deeds.

    Even the life in his body will abandon him who cheats others,
    while Heaven itself never forsakes those who are honest.

  4. Well the rain exploded with a mighty crash
    As we fell into the sun
    And the first one said to the second one there
    I hope you're having fun.

    Bam on the run; Bam on the run
    And the jailer man, and sailor Sam,
    Were searching everyone
    For the Bam on the run…

    Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh
    Seeing no one else had come
    And the bell was ringing in the village square
    For the rabbits on the run,

    Bam on the run…

  5. Interestingly enough…….. Our good mate….."Bam Pot…..AKA Brian GOLDIE" has been calling me " My friend Ally" with our Inquisitive challenging banter recently…….seemingly I'm inclined to believe he's on to a charm offensive……even inviting me to an afternoon fishing from his boat off Samui????……. oooops…..may be that's a threat to have me "chopped up" as fish food……what next???? A birthday card from Mr Dopy…Drew Noise>?????

  6. I too have been corresponding with Brian. I've been pointing out some of his personal deficiencies and are urging self-introspection and self-analysis for him to figure out why he is such a social parasite. I urged him to try to understand why he cannot hold a relationship together with a woman and asked why his only friends in Thailand are also liars and reprobates.

    The answer lies in a dysfunctional relationship with his mother and father. The first relationship a man has with a woman is with his mother and if that lacks nurturing or care, the child can have life-long emotional problems. It creates an emotional transient who cannot hold together a relationship with the opposite sex, they quickly become angry with women and have only a superficial level of normality.

    When the relationship between a boy and his father is damaged it creates a person who lacks the courage and confidence to be a man. The father teaches the boy how to be a man, to be honest and righteous. A damaged relationship between father and son creates a person who has a big chip on their shoulder, a coward who lacks any real confidence and somebody who doesn't have the qualities we expect in a real man.

    A real man protects women, a real man works for the benefit of his community, a real man gives rather than just take, a real man nurtures and takes care of his children and protects the elderly. A real man owns his mistakes and takes his punishment if he does wrong.

    A real man doesn't tell tales, snitch out people, abuse women or steal from the elderly or the dying. These are the actions of somebody who has has serious emotional problems – not a real man.

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