In August, a Thai court issued arrest warrants [JURIST report] for the couple for "evading prosecution." Thaksin and Pojamarn have been accused of abuse of power for personal gain [JURIST report], conflict of interest violations, and dereliction of duty for personal gain in charges stemming from a 2003 land purchase by Pojamarn from the government-directed Financial Institutions Development Fund [official website]. Government authorities have not decided whether to seek Thaksin and Pojarmarn's formal extradition from the United Kingdom. Prior to serving as PM, Thaksin made a fortune in the telecommunications industry. AP has more.
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