It has long been said that anyone who gets involved with Thaksin ultimately gets burned one way or another. Three members of the legal team for ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra were ordered to prison for six months on Wednesday for their part in the snack-box bribe attempt at the Supreme Court.
It is standard operating procedure for Thaksin Shinawatra to make use of people as human shields. Thaksin gets people to do his dirty work or to be the front for one of his schemes. Should the plan go wrong, Thaksin is in the clear as he makes sure there is no direct connection. Meanwhile the other person experiences what it is like to dance with the devil. Thaksin has even used his Family as human shields. At the moment the entire ruling party of Thailand The People power Party is under fire for reasons all related to Thaksin.
In this case, after an investigation, Supreme Court officials charged Mr Thaksin’s lawyers with an attempt to bribe court officials. They are lawyer Pichit Chuenban, his assistant Suppasri Srisawasdi and lawyer Thana Tansiri.
The three cannot appeal the verdict or their sentence, meaning “Go Directly to jail, do not pass go or collect $200.00″
Meanwhile Thaksin can make the claim it was not his money and his lawyers were only trying to make their job easer. There is no connection as Thaksin himself did not pass the bribe money along to the court. Thaksin has no loyalties to anyone except himself, and that includes his family.