Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-97
Juthamas Siriwan (Thailand)
Thailand
Governor of Tourism (2002-2006)
Thailand
Undertaking Recovery Effort
2009
Ongoing
Art.16, Art.19, Art.20, Art.23
Yes
Criminal Prosecution
No
N/A
Ongoing Case
Ongoing
Before Court of First Instance
Ongoing
N/A

As of May 22, 2016, the US criminal case was ongoing.  ( U.S. v. Siriwan, et al., Case No. 2:09-CR-00081 (C.D. Cal.), Court Docket Report as of May 22, 2016.)

The March 2014 letter by Thailand's Office of National Anti-Corruption Commission and December 14, 2012 letter (please see "Disposition of Criminal Case") by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs follow a March 2010 letter by Thailand's Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission to the California court in the case of Gerald and Patricia Green (the convicted bribe givers) had stated that Thailand had initiated investigations into the alleged corrupt conduct of the former tourism government and other Thai nationals in the case.  (Sources: US v. Siriwan, Case No. 2:09-cr-81 (C.D. Cal), Status Report and Exhibit A filed March 10, 2014; U.S. v. Green, Case No. 2:08-cr-00059-GW (C.D. Cal.), Government's Supplemental Sentencing Memorandum for Defendants Gerald Green and Patricia Green and Exhibit E (Letter by the National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand regarding their investigation of the Juthamas Siriwan bribery case), both filed on March 12, 2010.)  

According to the Joint Status Report and Indictment filed by Thai Special Prosecutor (Exh A in Thai and Exh B in English translation), Ms. Siriwan has been charged with violations of Thai laws pertaining to conduct of Thai officials and the Criminal Code pertaining to acceptance of bribery. The US criminal case against Ms. Siriwan is ongoing as of May 22, 2016. (Source: US v. Siriwan, Case No. 2:09-cr-81 (C.D. Cal), Joint Status Report of the Parties filed on October 13, 2015 and Exhibits A and B; Court Docket Report as of May 22, 2016.)

National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand; Attorney General's Office
Special Prosecutor Office, Special Case Department 2
Criminal Court
National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand
N/A
Criminal Court