PATTAYA – Brian Goudie – also known as Brian Goldie – is due to appear in court tomorrow to surrender to bail on charges of defrauding an American woman out of US$300,000.
Her son Gregory Miller was later jailed for 39 years.
Lawyers for Mrs. Barbara Fannelli Miller said they will ask for bail commensurate with the offence and seek assurances that the Immigration Department will not let him leave the country before the trial is concluded. He had falsely claimed to be a barrister and a former officer in the Royal Marines.
The judges at Pattaya Provincial Court have accepted the case against Goudie, 47, from Falkirk, Scotland. He is also being pursued in the civil court, Goudie has been issued with two British passports, the details of both are with lawyers.
Previously he had been the subject of an arrest warrant issued by Scottish police in 1994 for an alleged fraud on the Royal Bank of Scotland. But that case timed out while he was still in Australia after he refused to return to answer the warrant.