Florida man extradited to Phuket on kidnapping and extortion charges.

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Florida man extradited to Phuket on kidnapping and extortion charges.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:06 pm

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US man extradited to Phuket
3 Dec 2016 at 17:04

An American man accused of kidnapping a wealthy countryman in Phuket in 2013 is in police custody on the resort island after being extradited from the US to Thailand on Friday.

Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is accused of a series of crimes against Antonio Accornero, a millionaire who splits his time between Las Vegas and Phuket and is said to be well connected with senior Thai officials.

Mr Shaw has denied the charges. At his extradition hearing in Florida, he maintained that Mr Accornero made a complaint to Thai authorities after a business deal between the two went sour.

The complaint was not made until 40 days after the alleged crime, Mr Shaw's lawyers have said.

Mr Shaw arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Saturday morning and was escorted to the Kamala district police station in Phuket.

He is being held on the basis of an arrest warrant issued on Feb 13, 2014 in connection with the alleged kidnapping for ransom of Mr Accornero two months earlier.

Mr Accornero also has accused Mr Shaw of taking cash and assets worth as much as US$2 million from him. If convicted of the most serious kidnapping charge, Mr Shaw could face life in prison in Thailand...
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Re: Florida man extradited to Phuket on kidnapping and extortion charges.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:09 pm

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Shawn Abraham Shaw, 45, is facing extradition to Thailand to face charges he kidnapped a wealthy U.S. businessman and negotiated a $2 million ransom in December 2013. Federal prosecutors said he was an international fugitive who hid out in Palm Beach County. He is shown in a Nov. 18 photo from the Broward jail system where he was briefly jailed while being moved from South Florida to Los Angeles, to await extradition. (Sun Sentinel / Broward Sheriff's Office Handout)
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Re: Florida man extradited to Phuket on kidnapping and extortion charges.

Postby obelisks » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:30 pm

" if convicted he could face life imprisonment"



if Antonio Accornero with his senior Thai official friends have been able to get this far by bringing him back to Thailand I don't think he will be going back.
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Re: Florida man extradited to Phuket on kidnapping and extortion charges.

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:52 pm

Do US officials get involved in any way in foreign court procedures either before (and after) extraditing someone to a country with a poor judicial system? I'm guessing the Thai authorities have to provide ample evidence and then he gets sent over? So basically pretty much guilty in the eyes of the US authorities who reviewed the case?
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