Thai prosecutors have brought multiple corruption charges against Thaksin and his wife since Thaksin's ouster in a September 2006 bloodless coup [JURIST report]. Last month, the Thai Attorney General's Office filed charges [JURIST report] against Thaksin relating to a 2003 resolution that reduced fees paid by mobile phone companies to state telecommunications agencies. Thaksin has also been charged in relation to an alleged corruption scheme [JURIST report] concerning the country's lottery system. Thaksin is currently the subject of 24 legal actions. Also last month, a Thai court convicted Pojamarn Shinawatra of tax evasion [JURIST report] for transferring $16.3 million worth of stock to her step-brother and secretary, who were also convicted.
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