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Via: The Nation

The National Anti Corruption Commission is to launch a graft probe against Transport permanent secretary Supoj Saplom on suspicion of unusual wealth, NACC member Klanarong Chantik said on Friday.

The probe is in connection with the testimonies of two burglar suspects who confessed to stealing Bt200 ($6.4m) million in cash after breaking into Supoj’s home, Klanarong said.

He said the probe would focus on three issues – whether Supoj filed false asset statement, whether he stashed ill-gotten gains and whether he was involved in irregularities.

Reacting to the probe, Supoj said he was smeared by the burglar suspects who claimed he might have hidden as mush as Bt1 billion at his home.

“The claim to have stolen Bt200 million is not true because I don’t have that much money,” he said.

He said it was impossible to hide Bt200 million or Bt1 billion at his home.

In earlier reports, he gave the police statement that he found Bt5 million (a paltry $161,000) cash missing following the break-in of his home.

Police held a press conference to unmask two of five suspects who had Bt2.8 million (an even paltrier, $90,000) between them at the time of arrest.



November 19, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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