Shogun gang faces more charges, bail denied

Police bring Monthakan Nirandorn, 55, the mother of Sin Sae Shogun who heads the alleged pyramid scheme Wealth Ever, and other suspects to the Criminal Court in Bangkok on Thursday for a detention. (Photo by Wassayos Nhamkham)

Police on Thursday charged nine pyramid-scheme suspects, including Sin Sae Shogun, with computer crime and illegal borrowing, in addition to public fraud and illegal assembly while the Criminal Court denied them bail.

The additional charges were for Pasist Arinchalapis, 31, also known as Sin Sae Shogun, and eight other suspects aged between 22 and 64, including her mother and other relatives. Police said they allegedly borrowed from others in a fraudulent manner and posted false information in computer systems.

The new charges came after the suspects allegedly received "membership fees" and investments from alleged victims. Their online advertisements of the Japan trip were also found to be in breach of the computer crime law. The new charges added to the previous charges of public fraud and illegal assembly.

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