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Sombat cleared in unusual wealth case

'Nominee' linked to Sathian not to blame

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  • Writer: Nattaya Chetchotiros & Amornrat Mahitthirook
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A senior academic had done nothing wrong in the "unusual wealth" case involving former defence permanent secretary Gen Sathian Permthong-in, an investigator said yesterday. 

Sombat Chanthornwong, a political science lecturer at Thammasat University, was not guilty of wrongdoing, National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) member Vicha Mahakhun said.

Mr Vicha told the Bangkok Post yesterday that Mr Sombat is only a witness in the case as he is a "nominee", holding the assets on behalf of Gen Sathian's wife and daughter.

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