Thailand charges former police officer with attempted bribery on behalf of ex-PM Michael Sung at 10:18 AM ET
[JURIST] Retired Thai police Col. Charnchai Netirattakarn turned himself in Monday on charges of offering a judge $890,000 in bribes in exchange for a favorable ruling for ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and the former ruling party Thai Rak Thai (TRT) [party website] in an electoral fraud case [JURIST report]. Charnchai was granted $5,900 bail. He faces a maximum punishment of seven years imprisonment if convicted.
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