MILE­STONES

Bangkok Post - - 7 DAYS -

Sen­tenced: By the Phi­chit pro­vin­cial court to 28 years in prison each, a French­man and his Thai girl­friend, for killing her for­mer Ital­ian boyfriend, cut­ting him into pieces and par­tially burn­ing them. Ru­jira Elum­la­mai, 38, and Amaury Ri­gaux, 34, ad­mit­ted the crime — and had sen­tences cut in half — but pleaded that 61-year-old Giuseppe de Ste­fani had threat­ened to kill them and Ru­jira’s two chil­dren.

Sen­tenced: By the Crim­i­nal Court to 250 years in prison, for­mer Chu­la­longkorn Uni­ver­sity sav­ings co­op­er­a­tive chair­man Sawad Saeng­bang­pla, 80. The hap­less em­bez­zler, a for­mer com­puter en­gi­neer­ing lec­turer re­cruited “in­vestors” with tales of high in­ter­est rates, but he lived the good life un­til time ran out. He ac­tu­ally was sen­tenced to 500 years, but he con­fessed and got a re­duc­tion, and he could be free by 2268 if rein­car­na­tion is a real thing.

Re-sen­tenced: By the Supreme Court to 37 years in prison, “pop­corn gun­man” Vi­vat Yod­pr­a­sit, 28, of Su­rat Thani. Armed with a ri­fle in­side a large pop­corn bag, he was the prime, pho­tographed sus­pect in the am­bush of vot­ers and red shirt sup­port­ers in the “Laksi in­ci­dent” of 2014. The shoot­ing killed one by­s­tander and wounded sev­eral peo­ple. Judges rejected the Ap­peal Court’s rul­ing of in­suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence.

Pleaded: Not guilty of money laun­der­ing, Pan­thong­tae aka Oak, the only son of Lord Volde­mort na Dubai. It was Daddy’s fi­nagling with Krungthai Bank and Krisda Ma­hanakorn Plc that was re­spon­si­ble for Mr Oak’s re­ceiv­ing and han­dling — per­haps il­le­gally; he says not — a cheque for 10 mil­lion baht. He has un­til Dec 14 to sub­mit ev­i­dence, and is free on bail of 1 mil­lion baht.

An­nounced: By the Hanoi city gov­ern­ment and For­mula One, the first Viet­nam Grand Prix, to be held near the cap­i­tal in 2020. It is the race that Thai en­trepreneurs tried to snag for Bangkok.

Re­versed: By Un­der Ar­mour Inc, the long-stand­ing use of com­pany credit cards to take em­ploy­ees to strip clubs. The com­pany last week went all #MeToo and said it won’t pay for it any longer.

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