US court grants extradition for 'Nen Kham'

Pictures of Nen Kham from Facebook. (Facebook photos)

Thai prosecutors will fly to the United States to bring back the disgraced former monk Nen Kham after a California court approved his extradition, provided he doesn't appeal.

Wirapol Sukphol, 38, better known as Nen Kham after his monastic name Luang Pu Nen Kham Chattiko, fled Thailand in 2013. He was disrobed for inappropriate behaviour including having sex, boasting about supernatural powers and leading an extravagant life with his private jet and brand-name luggage.

Amnat Chotichai, director-general of the foreign affairs office the Attorney General's Office, said on Saturday that following the US court's approval, a team of prosecutors and special investigation officials would escort the disgraced former monk back to Thailand, provided Mr Wirapol did not appeal.

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