Court found Pojaman guilty of tax evasion
10.45am : Pojaman and her family
leave the court house. Former premier Thaksin and his children looked
serious while his wife smiles.
The Criminal Court on Thursday found Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra guilty
of intentionally avoiding a tax payment of Bt546 million for the
transfer of 4.5 million shares of the Shinawatra Computer and
Communications' shares worth Bt738 million.
Also found guilty in the historic trial are Pojaman's adopted
brother Bannaphot Damapong and her personal secretary Kanchana Honghern.
The court sentenced Pojaman and Bannaphot each to 3 years in jai.
10.20am : The court judges are still reading the verdict. All Shnawatra family appear to look tense.
9.10am : Criminal Court judges start reading the verdict.
8.40am : Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra arrives at the
Criminal Court. She is accompanied by her husband; former prime
minister Thaksin, and her children.
They are greeted by cheering crowds.
8.30am : Separate groups of people arrive at the Criminal Court as the Court is scheduled to start delivering verdict on 9.30am.
Some 200 police are on duty to provide security. Those who wanted to enter the court house have to pass metal detectors.
10 am: The court is still reading the historic verdict. Thaksin and his children look extremely tense and worried.Source: http://nationmultimedia.com/2008/07/31/headlines/headlines_30079437.php