Prosecutors Seek to Keep Charges Against Thai Official on Docket - Corruption Currents - WSJ


Prosecutors requested that a U.S. federal judge keep charges against a Thai official on the docket in a closely watched corruption case despite struggling to extradite her to face the indictment.

In a supplemental brief  filed Friday, prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge George H. Wu to let the charges remain in court until the defendants, Juthamas Siriwan, the former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and her daughter Jittsopa Siriwan, can appear in court.

The case, revolving on whether foreign officials who allegedly took bribes while abroad can be prosecuted in the U.S. under U.S. money laundering laws, is hung up on the time it’s taking to get the Siriwans to possibly face the charges.