Brian Goudie, from
, pretended to be a lawyer
and convinced a mother to pay him £180,000 to defend her son who had been accused
of child sex offences reports The Daily Record
before disappearing seemingly without a trace. Scotland
He failed to show in Court yesterday suggesting he has now gone on the run as a means of avoiding charges.
There are many con men impersonating lawyers, some with impressive websites and fancy names. Please always ensure you consult a licensed Thailand law firm.
Under Thailand criminal law a person impersonating an attorney is considered
theft by deception and if someone is found guilty they can be sentenced between 3 years to 7 years in prison.
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