LAND GRAB CASE
The Pollution Control Department (PCD) has appealed to the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's ruling which acquitted all 18 defendants in the high-profile Klong Dan land grab case, PCD lawyer Suprawat Jaisamut said.
The PCD filed the charges in late 2005 against 18 parties, including former politician Vatana Asavahame, for alleged corruption in land acquisition and breach of contracts with the department involving the Klong Dan wastewater treatment plant.
In 2009, Dusit District Court sentenced Vatana and other defendants to three years in jail after it found they illegally acquired a 1,900-rai land plot from locals in Samut Prakan province, while some other plots were mangrove forests where title deeds could not be issued.
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