Thai court takes up case against owner of Leicester City
A THAI criminal court on Monday accepted a 14 billion baht (K577.75 billion) lawsuit brought against Thai duty-free giant King Power International, the company that owns English Premier League football club Leicester City.
The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases in Bangkok said it had accepted the case, and would hear witnesses on February 12 next year.
Anti-graft official Charnchai Issarasenanark filed the suit in July against the duty-free retailer, which is owned by billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his family.
It accuses King Power of criminally failing to pay the Thai government 14 billion baht from the operation of the airport franchise it was granted in 2006.
The suit was also brought against executives from the state-owned airport operator, Airports of Thailand. - Reuters