Thai Authorities Seize Assets of Infamous Actor Involved in $24 Mln Bitcoin Scam

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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:43
Alex Dovbnya
Bangkok Post states that the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) seized assets from Jaravijit. Jaravijit’s elder siblings were also connected to the aforementioned case
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On Aug. 9, as U.Today reported earlier, a popular Thai actor Jiratpisit “Boom” Jaravijit was arrested due to his involvement in a multimillion-dollar cryptocurrency fraud. Now, Bangkok Post states that the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has seized assets from Jaravijit and his family. Jaravijit’s elder siblings were also connected to the aforementioned case along with other people.

According to the members of the transaction committee, Jaravijit and his accomplices acquired 64 assets, including fiat money and land, that are collectively worth 210 mln baht (about $6.3 mln). These riches will be impounded until Nov. 11.

The article states that the swindlers have up to 30 days to file an appeal against confiscation.
 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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