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Colorful Pattaya Expat Brian Goldie to Surrender to Court for Defrauding American Woman Out of US$300,000



Brian Goudie falsely claimed to be a barrister and a former officer in the Royal Marines


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.

This comes just ten days after he surrendered a pick-up truck he had taken from the woman’s son, whom he promised to defend and get out of Thailand on charges of child sexual abuse.  

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.

Again on February 18th Goudie, faces trial in another case brought by Briton John Jepson, who also alleges that Goudie acted under false pretences posing as a British barrister and former officer of the Royal Marines, in order to take him on as a client.
Goudie, who was caught recorded on video saying ‘I am making money like there is no tomorrow’,  has already paid bail of 100,000 baht in that case.
Goudie was jailed in Australia for six years for stealing AUS$400,000 from his employers – a mining company in Western Australia.

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.

By Andrew Drummond
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