Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday, September 03, 2012
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The wild and whacky world of another one time fugitive from justice who re-invented himself as a Thai legal expert


A FLYING SPORRAN INVESTIGATION


 September 3 2012





He claims he is a former advocate in the High Courts of Scotland and was once a Captain in the Royal Marines. Brian Goudie is a man about town in the Thai sun, sea and sex resort of Pattaya with connections, he says, right into the office of the country’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and at the top of the Thai police.


With his ‘influential’ law firm Alba Law which boasts law offices in Bangkok, Pattaya and on the Thai tropical island of Koh Samui, the 44-year-old Scot from Falkirk looks like he is made for life giving legal advice to Brits and other westerners in the Orient at a price.

But today I can reveal it’s all a sham and that Brian Goudie, 46, born in Falkirk on October 3 1967, is in fact the former Brian James Gerald Goldie, a convicted fraudster. who fled Scotland 20 years ago with a warrant out for his arrest for defrauding the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Flesh eating

And his law firm’s local address is nothing more than a Pattaya bar called ‘The Jaggy Thistle’.

It is from here that he makes a living in Thailand selling his legal services to foreigners.

His clients include prisoners with a fatal flesh eating disease and foreigners arrested for paedophile offences.

He lucked in in the case of one prisoner with the flesh eating disease.

But in the other cases we looked at his billing seems larger than his legal prowess. His get out of jail card…. is of course definitely not for free.

While he started at the age of 22 with his Royal Bank of Scotland fraud, as late as last year lawyers for a concrete company in Brisbane were claiming that he was trying to scam them out of millions of dollars on pain of exposing them in the press for presenting forged and inflated bills to a construction company who had given them a multi-million dollar contract.  That fight is still going on in courts in Thailand and Perth. W.A.

Cross firing

In November 1994 the first warrant of arrest was issued for Goldie for his part in defrauding the Royal Bangkok of Scotland of £93,375 by transferring cash from the bank to a company he had set up called Oil Tech Pumps. He called this type of operation 'cross firing ' according to his former wife Jill Weiss.  He had a grudge against the bank, she said, where he worked as a trainee, rising to supervisor. The real figure was considerably higher.

Oil Tech Pumps never traded but Goldie and his cohorts are alleged to have invented massive order books which they could take to the bank and seek a loan.

He also faced further charges of defrauding a Scottish auto sales company Peoples Cars of Edinburgh of £24,000 through Oil Tech Pumps.
Anaconda Mine



Goldie fled to Australia where amazingly he secured a job as Finance Manager with multi-national Fluor Daniel Pty Ltd.

The nickel cobalt mining project in Leonora, Western Australia

The company were building the Anaconda nickel-cobalt mine in remote Leonora, WA. Goldie then proceeded to milk the company out of over AUS$400,000, part of which, a court heard, he used to buy a launch on Australia’s Gold Coast.



He was jailed in Australia for six years after being arrested in New South Wales and at the time the Home Office said he could be re-arrested after he had served his sentence and was deported back to the U.K.

Most of that was 'time spent' and he returned to Britain not long after he was sentenced and far from being arrested he applied for a new passport.

He was not deported but the Australian authorities preferred it this way. He was given a choice of deportation or to buy his own ticket. The moment he became eligible for parole he was told to leave at his own expense or be deported. He chose the former. Australia did not want to carry the burden of feeding him in jail.

That no such arrest took place is not surprising after a 14 year break. His alleged co conspirators were not around. Witnesses had moved on.

Goldie changed his name and has been operating for years in Thailand with at least two passports, the second in his new name Brian Goudie, though his name appears on Thai companies as Goldie and Goudie.

Just how Goldie could start up a law company with such a dubious past in Thailand may sound incredible. Foreigners who have spent time in jail for serious offences are not even entitled to live in the country under Thailand’s Immigration laws.

But few checks are made and with a British passport he is not obliged to show a clean bill of health from Australia. And no legal knowledge is needed  to own a law firm so it is not uncommon.

These so called legal firm managers make their money liaising between real Thai lawyers and foreigners in trouble over everything from crime to property deals which have gone wrong.
Necrotising Fasciitis and child abuse

Some charge exorbitant prices and then threaten their clients with the law if they do not pay up. Goldie has recently made a living offering his expert legal services to British prisoners struck down by the crippling flesh eating disease necrotizing fasciitis – and other services to get foreigners bail and off paedophile charges in the steamy seamy resort.

Last week Thai police found a wanted child abuser hiding in a room below Goldie's in the ‘Jaggy Thistle’ – the registered office of Goldie’s firm Alba Law.



Ian Tracy comes out of the 'Jaggy Thistle' room followed by Brian Goldie (Goudie)

Londoner Ian Charles Tracy, 47, had been on the run on for nearly a year on charges of abusing two boys aged 10 and 12, in Pattaya. Not only was Tracy living on the same premises as Goldie  but witnesses say he had actually helped Goldie acquire the bar in the first place.

Steak and kidney pies

Tracy had little visible means of support in Pattaya, which is as famous for its young ‘boy bars’ as well as its thriving heterosexual sex scene. He earned pocket money making such things as steak and kidney and chicken pies and selling them to British run bars.

But he also had a voluntary role visiting foreigners in the local prison at Nong Plalai just outside Pattaya and reported back to Consulates – including the British one – on their condition and complaints.

He said he worked for a local children's charity ‘The Mercy Centre’, a fact that is unlikely to be confirmed, and witnesses say Tracy spotted clients for Goldie who allegedly made wild claims that he could get prisoners out of jail, out of the country, and even have their record ‘cleaned’ from Thai police computers.
Tracy was not happy with the press reception. To his lft his legal eagle stands by.
Goldie could not get into the prison. That required a formal letter from the British or other Embassy, but he could visit them if they were admitted to hospital especially if he was billed as the man paying the accounts.

WHY WORRY ABOUT PATTAYA POLICE (SOI 9) WHEN THE POLICE COMMISSIONER AND HEAD OF IMMIGRATION ARE IN THE BAG - BRIAN

Two such people who took up his offer were Briton Stephen Sneddon, also known as Stefan Attwood and Ulsterman Jimmy ‘Doc’ Halliday.

Both had fled to Thailand on the run from their home countries.

Both had been jailed and both had contracted the flesh eating disease necrotising fasciitis .

With poor medical facilities in the jail it was a race against time against the disease, which unchecked is fatal.

The Fox Has Stopped Running

Halliday, a former Belfast drugs dealer was serving 18 months apparently for the beating up of a man he had taken exception to at a disco in the resort called ‘Lucifers’.

Once jailed and having contracted the disease, possibly through wounds caused by wearing shackles, both men knew that without outside help they would die.
Amputation

Life came at a price. Halliday barely hanging on to life handed over not only his bar to Goldie but also an apartment. He signed over his power of attorney and control of his company called ‘Jimmi’. .. everything he had.

But even hospital doctors could not save Halliday and today ‘The Blarney Stone’ is the ‘Jaggy Thistle’.

Jimmy 'Doc' Halliday of course took his own version of what happened to the grave, or rather crematorium.

Goldie's view is that he was on a mission of mercy. It’s not a view shared by all. But back home contacts of Jimmy were being told that after his hospital treatment he would be back home.




'One in his bum'


Jimmy's parting was not greeted with much sorrow by the Irish Sunday World (above) which reported:

The Ulster godfather even the Provos could not kill is DEAD! Jimmy 'Doc' Halliday cheated death from an IRA hit squad back home. He took four bullets, one in his bum, and  still lived. The sleazeball had been thrown into a Thai jail after a bar room brawl. He then tried to bribe his way to freedom, but failed.
 Long runs the fox

One of Ulster's first drugs godfather's became a shadow of his former self before he died behind bars in prison close to his sex and drugs bar. His motto when on the run from both the Ulster police and IRA was 'long runs the fox'.

Now the fox has stopped running.
Halliday's leg

Sneddon on the other hand was arrested smoking methamphetamine with a group of ladyboys and being in Thailand on a false passport and was serving a 12 month sentence.

A man with a long criminal record facing possible death he also signed over his power of attorney and told Goldie that he had an apartment in a condo known as View Talay 5 in Pattaya.

Drugs and attempted murder

But he successfully recovered and when he completed his sentence he was quickly deported back to Britain.

Once back home he was however then extradited to Spain on a Europol arrest warrant where he is in custody awaiting trial on drugs and attempted murder charges.

It was only after, he says, he invested his own money in Sneddon's hospital bills that a furious Goldie discovered that Sneddon had only put a deposit on an apartment, leaving him, he told friends, with a £3,500  bill!

Andy Mathews
Briton Andy Mathews, from Wolverhampton, an estate agent in Pattaya was another person who was represented by Goldie's law firm Alba Law.
“Goudie, as I knew him, told me he was a former Captain in the Royal Marine commandos, a black belt in judo, an advocate in Scotland and a barrister in England.

“He represented me in a case in which I was accused of assaulting a German who had insulted me.

“We were mates, I thought, and I went to his bar all the time and even helped him renovate it for free. When he asked me for a short term loan I willingly gave him 500,000 baht (£10,000) without even a written agreement. I trusted him completely.

“I even went to visit Steve (Sneddon) whom I knew in the Bangkok-Pattaya hospital when Ian (Tracy) tipped Goldie off when he was being admitted and I contributed just under £1,000 for his hospital bills.

"I actually thought he cared for the prisoners. But I got worried when Goudie’s bar manager, a fellow Scot from Glasgow and a local Foreign Police Volunteer let slip about Goudie’s past particularly when he became late paying and after he had only returned a portion of the money.

Formerly Halliday's 'Blarney Stone' above the 'Jaggy Thistle'
“He had promised in emails and sms messages that he was getting the money but it never came.

"It would be fair to say our relationship deteriorated rapidly.

"He eventually told me to take a civil case out against me and sing for my money.

"He said he was sneaky and cunning,  and had connections at the top of the Thai police and even with a retired advisor to the Prime Minister and with his connections he would win.

"He scared me about the influence he said he had."

“He ignored my requests and I went to the bar to remonstrate.

"I used some bad language and now he has charged me with criminal libel and trespass after he ran into  the local police substation in Jomtien".


Mathews said he was concerned because he had been fined the equivalent of £40 and given a two month suspended sentence in Pattaya after the incident with the German, who is reported to have lost two front teeth.
“Actually Goudie told me to deny it and plead not guilty. My legal bills on a guilty plea where I was fined forty quid were £4,000.  I am glad I did not take his advice. There were so many witnesses they would have thrown the book at me.

“It’s not serious. It was a very light sentence but if they impose the suspended sentence I will go to jail and be deported. That’s what he is telling people he is going to do to me.”

Mathews showed an sms message Goldie sent from ‘Brian lawyer’. The message read: “I am thorough, and vile, and evil and sneaky and ruthless.”

Goldie’s pretence of having offices in Bangkok, Pattaya and Koh Samui is just that.

He actually just operates from above his bar and from accommodation in Bangkok and the use of a serviced office he rarely visits. He does not have any staff lawyers, just hires his 'legal partner' or associates when the occasion arises.
"You're tresspassing!"

When I contacted Goldie by phone after staking out his bar, which had been closed due to a licensing problem he said: “You're one of the guys photographing me earlier! Come down to the police station and I am immediately going to charge you with trespass.”

That seems to have scared other people off  but I willingly obliged.

At the police station he demanded to see my passport and work permit and ordered his Thai girlfriend to call the Lt. Colonel in charge to hear his complaint of trespass.

I asked for his passport too. He sent his girlfriend off to get it from the car. She came back empty handed. It was all an expected charade.





What business was it of mine whether he was Goudie or Goldie, he said.
“It’s for you to find out.”

The arrest warrant issued by Edinburgh Sheriff Court had been dismissed by the Procurator Fiscal, he said.

Who am I? Its for you to find out.

Having confirmed his identity and with Goldie/Goudie refusing to answer questions I left.

Police were uninterested it seems in bringing charges. In fact the Lt. Colonel did not even get out of his chair. This was not unexpected as the girlfriend had only gone up to his glass door and looked in..

Later Goldie called to say:
 “As far as I am concerned I have no criminal record in Britain and the Procurator Fiscal who dismissed the case against me will confirm that. He is sending me a letter to say just that.

“I am in Thailand on a legal British passport and I have built up a good and reputable business".

He admitted that he had taken the ‘Jaggie Thistle’ and an apartment from Jimmy ‘Doc' Halliday before he died.

“But I paid for him to get out of prison and into hospital to save his life. He was a man who did not have a reputation for paying his bills. You would do the same.”

As for Ian Tracy he said: “I had absolutely no idea that man was on charges of sexual abuse of minors. If I had known he would not be allowed near my place”.

'Living clean for ten years'

Greg Miller


He admitted however that Alba Law are now representing Tracy and an American school teacher Greg Miller, 48, from Illinois, who stands accused of abusing a ten year old boy and four others under the ages of 15.

There was evidence, he said, that Tracy had been set up by police.

"I'll be happy to show it to you".* (See footnote)

(While Thai police have a mixed reputation the Women and Children’s Department of Thai Police Region 2 who arrested him are a fairly dedicated unit, some of whom have had training in child abuse cases provided by British police officers.)

Goldie neither admitted nor denied owing Andy Matthews money.
“Do you have evidence I owe him money. That man is a thug. He is a man associated with knuckle dusters, knives, drugs, and violence.
"Andy Ronald Mathews runs the rackets in the area with his police friends demanding protection money. I will be producing uncontestable evidence against him in court.

“The reason why my bar is closed down at the moment is Mathews. He complained to his police friends who tried to lay false charges against my staff.

“Over time, people have owed me money for work done, including Andy Mathews, but that does not give me the right to be a violent thug and threaten and extort people. He still hasn't paid the legal bills for my lawyers."

“The case is about being threatened and bullied, not about money. All recorded on video”.


Goldie's and Gaudie's signatures - Brian Goldie's passport is due to expire this month. But should have been cancelled anyway.

He said the press were being manipulated by Mathews and it is certainly true that Mr. Mathews has an £8000 grudge.

But lawyer Peter Russo said from Brisbane, Australia:
“If anyone knows how to manipulate it’s Goudie.

"He is a piece of work. He threatened a company I represent and demanded AUS$5 million or he would expose a fraud he said this company had committed.

“When the company refused he went to the Gold Coast Bulletin with the story.

"Fortunately we were able to put our side of the case, but the matter is still  in the courts in Thailand and Western Australia.

“We heard all his claims of being in the Royal Marines and a lawyer in the United Kingdom.

"I went to his swanky offices in Bangkok but they did not even have a name-plate. It was a serviced office."

"He certainly has the gift of talk. Pity he cannot find a better use for it.”

On  Goldie/Gaudie's behalf his former bar manager John Macdonald from Glasgow, a former taxi driver, said:


John Macdonald
John Macdonald

"The behaviour of Andy Mathews was totally improper. If you have a money dispute here you go through the courts. I have been swindled out of over 1 million baht by someone in Pattaya and I am taking that person through the courts.

"As for Jimmy I was there.  I know 100 per cent that Jimmy left everything to Brian. He was determined that nobody back home should get anything.  And Steve (Sneddon) was Andy's friend. Andy should have paid his hospital bills".*

John Macdonald is a member of the Pattaya Police volunteers.

Disclaimer: Andy Mathews has no criminal record in the U.K. and emphatically denies he is involved in any rackets, nor does he run around with knives and knuckledusters.


 A MAN 'LACKING IN HONESTY AND INTEGRITY'  - AAT


While Brian Goudie may obtain a letter from a procurator fiscal showing he has no criminal record in Britain he certainly will not be getting one from the Australian Government which had ruled twice that he is not a person of good character and ‘lacks honesty and integrity’.



And Australia’s Appeals Administrative Court made these rulings without taking into consideration the allegations,  now dropped,  of fraud in Scotland. In fact they specifically dismissed these allegations from their ruling because the British authorities had not served the warrant or sought extradition.

The first ruling was made despite the fact that a Donald Mackenzie Grant at the mining company Fluor Daniel Pty which he was shortly to defraud of over AU$400,000 gave evidence as to his good character.
“I have concluded that Mr. Goldie is not of good character. The lack of honesty and integrity which he has displayed in his dealings with the Department and his lack of integrity (in the sense of wholeness, soundness and uprightness) in not confronting the allegations of fraud in Scotland are not outweighed by the good reports he has received from some of his past employers or Mr. Grant's personal commendation of him.

“I accept that he has, over years and except in relation to one position, displayed diligence and efficiency in his workplace. That is not enough to overcome the personal qualities he has displayed” – S.A.Forgie, Deputy President.

Lengthy reports in the files of the AAT to which Goldie appealed after being refused leave to stay in Australia showed how he and two other Scotsmen Jim Cochrane** and William Harrison from the company Oil Tech Pumps turned up in Australia in the early 90’s while under investigation for the Scottish fraud.

Goudie was cash rich and soon took an Australian student in Townsville, Queensland, as his wife.

That was a stormy marriage in which the woman Jill Weiss reported many beatings.

The marriage ended when she arrived home and found him in bed with another woman, Christina Spence.

Jill Weiss said:
 “On Saturday 8 October 1994 I went to our house to see Brian Goldie who answered the door dressed only in a towel.

“He refused to allow me into our house. I realised at that point that I had been deceived by Brian Goldie.

“I pushed past him into the house and found Christina Spence in our bed. She was wearing a gold chain which belonged to me. I was very upset and angry and attempted to force Christina Spence out of the house.

“Brian Goldie then assaulted me, pulling out part of my hair and leaving me with bruises and cuts. I was forced out of the house, and immediately went to the police”.

She did not state as Goldie claimed that she had kneed  him in the crutch.

Goldie had confessed to her about he and his friends’ scam at the bank and said the real figure was much higher than £93, 000, she told the AAT.

She had met Cochrane and Harrison and considered that they were not smart enough to have carried out the fraud. That was the beauty of the deal, said Goldie.

He was just an employee of  Oil Tech Pumps but his colleagues were directors. If anything came crashing down they would take the rap.

(Goldie has removed his name from Jimmi Co. Ltd the holding company for the 'Jaggy Thistle)
Fled UK - told to leave Australia - open up a pub in Pattaya
Fled UK - told to leave Australia - open up a pub in Pattaya.
Goldie/Goudie working on the 'Jaggy Thistle'

Towards the end of their marriage they were both living off her ‘Austudy ‘ Grant. The problem for Goldie was that Jill was his ticket to stay in Australia. With the marriage over he faced being kicked out.

So he took out a ‘Protection Order’ against her claiming HE was the abused partner in the marriage.

Using that loop-hole he could stay. He went to live with Christina Spence but that relationship turned sour too.

She told the AAT she could not live with his dishonesty. “One of the reasons for the dissolution of the relationship was Brian's admission to myself and others, of his guilt in relation to the accusations of company fraud which he had allegedly committed in Scotland prior to his arrival in Australia in 1992.
“When Brian told me the details and admitted responsibility for the offences, I was deeply shocked. Due to this admission and others that arose at that time, I found I had no further desire to be involved with him in any capacity.”

She later withdrew that statement but in any case she wanted nothing more to do with Goldie, who had taken up with a Ms. Valerie Finnis in Western Australia, who also gave evidence to the AAT. She said:
“Mr. Goldie as a very loving and extremely giving person. He tends to give and it is easy to take advantage of him. Mr. Goldie is very committed".

"Ms. Finnis could not imagine Mr. Goldie being violent at all. Nor could she imagine his being involved in any fraud. He had always been extremely professional in his work,” reported the tribunal president.

However Ms. Finnis  was given the boot by Goldie shortly afterwards, perhaps because his days with the mining company were coming to an end.

For years between the decisions of the AAT, Goldie was affectively on the run. He was given permission to stay for a while providing he did not work.

When he realised that Fluor Daniel Co. had cottoned on to the fact that he was forging company cheques while acting as their Finance Manager, he fled to New South Wales assuming the name Malcolm Anderson and was arrested with another woman, Jennifer Taylor,  who knew nothing at all about his past. Goldie was arrested and extradited to Western Australia in 2000 and remained in custody until sentencing.
The Australian authorities had finally had enough.


** Jim Cochrane was given Australian citizenship in the finest old Australian tradition.


GOLDIE AND GOUDIE'S CAREER HISTORY BUT THERE'S MORE THAN A FEW WHOPPERS HERE!

This is his c.v.
"My career has spanned a diverse range of projects on near every major continent, concentrating mainly on project work on major construction projects, and development of mining and mining related projects, as well as examining potential for upstream and downstream integration.
My most recent experience is primarily in the base and precious metals sector, focussed mainly on the development of small to medium mining operations in South East Asia. This work has involved exploring the potential for joint ventures, trade partnerships or capital investment.
With over a decade of working on mining and mining related projects, as well as product sales and marketing I have gained a solid knowledge base which now permits me to work on complex development projects at the most senior levels.
My career has spanned projects with development budgets from USD 10 million to USD 1.6 billion, ranging from projects for the extraction of Alluvial Copper and Gold deposits, Nickel and Cobalt deposits and Iron Ore deposits, and military related projects.
I have worked on mining and related projects at all stages of development and operation, from feasibility and financing, to pre-construction, construction and production, in addition to being exposed to the end sale of finished and semi-finished products.
In addition to my mining experience, I have several years experience of product development with a US based start up company involved in the defence industry. The primary focus of this company involved the development and patenting of proprietary technology for the removal of firing debris from grooved gun barrels.
I continue to be involved in the product development, product testing and in the establishment of a sales and marketing framework. One of the range of products was recently given US Government Federal Procurement Approval.
Most recently, I have been involved in assisting companies, primarily in Thailand, seeking international investment partners, and thus have been exposed to the legal, regulatory and compliance issues facing foreign investors, including foreign ownership restrictions and interfacing with the Thai Board of Investment (BOI).



On the opposite side, I have a strong appreciation of the regulatory barriers and  issues faced by Thai producers and manufacturers imposed by government regulations, as well as assisting in implementing quality controls mechanisms and procedures to ensure product compliance with international standards.

EDUCATION

Year                             Award                                      Academic Institution

1985-1990        Bachelor of Commerce                              University of Edinburgh

1985-1990        Bachelor of Laws with Honours                University of Edinburgh

1994                 Master of Business Administration            Herriot Watt International School of Management

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

Software Knowledge:

§         Microsoft Excel

§         Microsoft Word

§         MINCOM (Integrated Mining and Logistics Software)

§         JD Edwards (Mine Management and Equipment Management Integrated Software, integrated to MINCOM)

§         TST and GIS (ore body management and interpretation software)

Foreign Languages:

§         Thai (working knowledge)

§         French (working knowledge)

Core Competencies:

§         Analysis of complex development projects to establish feasibility

§         Preparation of documentation for investment partners

§         Advising on compliance with international quality standards

§         Overseeing legal, regulatory and compliance issues in major jurisdictions

§         High level communications skills that facilitate the briefing of all project stakeholders at all stages of project development

§         Detailed knowledge of corporate laws, regulatory frameworks and foreign ownership restrictions in Thailand

§         Detailed knowledge of project regulatory requirements in Thailand

§         Experience with the management and acceptance of  Thai Board of Investment applications

§         Strong analytical skills

§         Experience in managing cultural and management issues in Thailand

§         Preparation of detailed investor briefs and project summaries

§         Development of project plans, strategic plans and relevant implementation strategies

§         Development, interpretation and integration of international product standards and specifications including integration and implementation of ISO9001:2000 QA standards

§         Detailed knowledge of  the legal process in Thailand

CAREER SUMMARY

2005-2007                   Kelhead International Management                      UK

Position : Partner

Kelhead International Management works with potential investors and strategic partners to develop viable business either from startup or assisting with restructuring existing businesses.

Kelhead is based in the UK, but has recent experience in projects in the UK, Thailand and Singapore.

Project 1

2005-2007       Samprasitchaipaisal Co. Ltd                       Thailand (Bangkok and Loei)

Approximate project value – USD 10 million (ongoing)

Samprasitchaipaisal  is a Thai based company that operates Iron Ore mines in Northern Thailand.

Samprasitchaipaisal  is currently refinancing and seeking investment finance.

Primary Tasks:

§         Prepare investor brief

§         Pre qualify potential investors

§         Prepare relevant legal documentation

§         Develop documentation for compliance with international standards

§         Introduce trade partner for product take off and shipping of raw ore

§         Coordinate sales to Chinese Steel Mill (Rizhao Steel) and prepare and administrate commodity sales contract

§         Coordinate ore body investigation including reserve estimation, mining plan and logisitics plan

Project 2

2006-2007       Sahamitr Steel Co. Ltd                                 Thailand ( Rayong)

Approximate project value – USD 40 million (ongoing)

Sahamitr Steel is a Thai based company that operates a steel rolling mill in Thailand.

Sahamitr Steel is currently refinancing and seeking investment finance.

Primary Tasks:

§         Prepare investor brief

§         Pre qualify potential investors

§         Prepare relevant legal documentation

§         Develop documentation for compliance with international standards

§         Develop export procedures

§         Introduce trade partner for product take off and prepare draft sales contract

§         Work with local banks to resolve distressed loan status

1999-2007                   Cleenbore USA                                  UK, USA and Thailand

Position: Director – Business Development

Cleenbore is involved in the development of patented technology for debris removal from the barrels of firearms. The civilian version of the product was introduced in 2004 to the US market.

Primary patent applications were made in 2001, 2003 and 2004.

The civilian technology was modified during 2003 and 2005 to apply to large bore military weapons in partnership with United Defence and the Research and Development Centre of the United States Navy Naval Surface Warfare Command ( NAVSEA).

The technology is expected to be deployed to the fleet in late 2009.

Cleenbore intends to manufacture in Thailand, and received Board of Investment (BOI) approval for manufacturing in Thailand in late 2005.

Investment to date approximately USD 2 million (ongoing)

Primary Tasks:

§ Coordinate product development and testing

§ Coordinate patent and IP applications

§ Liase with NAVSEA for budget preparation for fleet deployment

§ Coordinate planning of company and factory start up in Thailand including examining legal and regulatory issues

§ Prepare and submit Board of Investment application, including business plans and project brief

§ Establish procedures for integration of US and Thai production

1998-1999                    UB Roche Mining                Canada

Position: Consultant

UB Roche is a mining start up venture seeking investment capital in the order of

USD 800 million to develop a large iron ore mine at Roche Bay, Canada. The project

is ongoing with large reserves of haematite. I was primarily engaged to seek external financing. This project is ongoing.

1995 -1998       Placer Dome ( Now Barrick Gold) USA, Canada, PNG

Position : Business Development Manager (pre-construction and construction)

Placer Dome previously was a Vancouver, B.C. based mining company, mining primarily gold and copper.

Placer formerly had mine sites at locations in the USA, Chile, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Placer Dome was taken over by Barrick Gold in 2006.

Projects worked on:

Lihir JV, Papua New Guinea (Gold) Project Value USD 300 million

Porgera JV, Phase IV Construction (Gold) Project Value USD 96 million

Osborne Mine (Copper and Gold) Project value USD 150 million

1992 -1993       Messrs Fleming Reid                                   Glasgow, Scotland

Position : Pupil (Trainee Advicate)

On  completion of military service I spent one year training as an advocate.

1985-1993        HM Royal Marines                           UK and Overseas Active Service

I completed eight years military service as a Royal Marines Commando Officer.

Serving both in the UK and overseas, I commanded a company of approximately 128 men, plus support personnel.

REFERENCES

Referees available on request.

Postscript

Ian Tracey was acquitted of child sexual abuse at Pattaya Provincial Court. After he started working for Goudie acquiring client for him from Nong Plalai prison, Goudie offered to sue the police on his behalf for wrongful arrest seeking 20 million baht damages.  He then however discovered that his client was convicted on appeal. He then, said Tracey, told Tracey to move in to the Jaggy Thistle while he sorted the problem out.  Despite Goudie telling us that Tracey was wrongfully arrested he actually called the police and had his client arrested. This said Tracey happened after he warned Mrs Fanelli Miller to be careful with her money. Tracey was put into jail even though neither he nor his lawyer were informed about the Appeal and thus could not contest it. The Supreme Court subsequently released Tracey saying the prosecutor had acted outside the law by not notifiying the defendant, and ruled that the judgment was unsafe. Goudie has now started a campaign saying Tracey is a convicted child sex abuser.

27 comments:

  1. Man, this website is better than the Crime channel on Truevisions. You couldn't invent better characters than you find in the Farang community in Thailand. This guy is Scotland's answer to Drew Noyes. I'm surprised Tim Sharky hasn't made it onto the site yet. Brian missed his true vocation in Australia as a union official or shop steward. They're all Jocks, Paddies and Pommies as dodgy as him.

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  2. Fantastic bit of work again Andrew and you don't half dig deep. What is it with these Foreign Lawyers, it seems their only legal experience stems from being on the wrong side of the law.

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  3. No doubt a phone call will be going from his sumptous offices to another lavish business location in Threpassit to discuss strategies of suing you, Andrew. No doubt there will be much utter invention between them.

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  4. The facts, as may have been related to you, are seriously incorrect.. The Mercy centre is in fact one of Pattaya's finest childrens' rescue centres and very close to my home. it is not catholic but welcomes people of all and no specific faith. there is NO WAY that the centre or its founders would afford anyone any space to act in any way which is illegal. As, primarily, a childrens rescue centre this is a well established and well respected centre without who's help hundred of children would have had no future. Please be so kind as remove the reference to them as I seriously believe you have been misled. leaving in here will simply give google searchers a misconceived opinion of one of Pattaya's finest orphanages. Kind regards T

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  5. It only takes a name change in the above story and we talk about a Thepprasit criminal who's end is near though. The similarities are remarkable. Keep on exposing the scum, the only way to "shine the light" on them.

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  6. Come on guys, nobody reading this is going to think any bad of the Mercy Center, they are real life savers who's mission statements is "To follow the commision of Christ in serving the poor and destitute of our city. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God Micah 6:8" and yes Tommy is right to point out that they are Non-denominational.... but unfortunately they like many charities can be misled and accept volunteers with ulterior motives.. This story wont be stopping my regular donations to the mercy center.

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  7. The following was received today from Fred at the Mercy Centre:
    "Yes Ian Tracey does jail visiting at the Nong Plailai remand center on his own time. He does not work for us but we do supply him with financial resources on a monthly basis. He has not supplied us with physical reports, but he has given us receipts covering his weekly expenses. Judging by the receipts he has given us, they show expenses beyond what he receives from us.

    Fred for the MERCY Ministries"

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  8. What is it with this type of man? He and Noyes have CVs longer than the Nile. Just a load of crap. Goudie/Goldie forgot towrite that he was also bandmaster of the Kinneil Colliery Brass Brand, conductor of the Camelon Philharmonic Orchestra, President of the Denny Freeloaders Society. Least it looks that way

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  9. This guy has degrees in commerce and law as well as a Masters in Business Admin? A bit over qualified for running a bar in Pattaya I'd of thought. All this study and he still selflessly serves as a marine commando officer for 8 years? Before swinging all those multi-million dollar deals? He trained the shithouse rat more likely than 125 men. The only commando unit this guy is fit to serve in is the rubber gun squad. He should of changed his name to Goldie Locks as his whole life sounds like one big fairy tale. I just love these types who run like cheese eating rats to the coppers when they are confronted by their own past. I can just see the Thai cops now, "Why certainly Mr Goldie Locks, we'll go right around now and arrest that nasty Mr Drummond for revealing you to be a lying scumbag. How dare he do that to an upstanding Pattaya citizen like yourself. Somebody needs to open a psychiatric centre in Thailand specialising in "Walter Mitty Syndrome" where all these guys can get treatment. (From someone with a fake degree of course)

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  10. Funny, this non-sense little clip of two guys in a black car is being send by Drew Noyes to some recipients lately. So there is a connection? Birds that flock? Come-on Drew outdo yourselves with more stupid moves and place yourselves squarely in the cross hairs .... again. It may be because if you look at the Sunday Mail clipping you can see Goldie filming but he sort of missed the shot. He could be a psycho tho.

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  11. yes - who were those guys and who on earth is Mel Roberts who is supposed to live in Sukhumvit Soi 31????????????????. I can't make um out. Is one meant to be the Flying Sporran? It may well be because if you look at the Sunday Mail clipping you can see Goldie filming but he sort of missed the shot.

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  12. Drew Noyes seems obsessed with rainbows lately. Isn't that a gay symbol?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPX6SQ8pUSY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    And opening a bar in a gay area in Pattaya I would think it's him that is changing team, not Andrew.

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  13. Yes I think it is a gay symbol. But more to the point. He should change his logo from Óne Stop Center for Foreigners on the Go'to 'Óne Stop Center for Foreigners on the RUN'

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  14. He might be better at renting out boys than being a staff writer at Pattaya (some)Times:

    http://pattaya-times.com/a7875-charleston-g-session-party-on-saturday-1st-september

    "Charleston G Session Party On Saturday, 1ST September
    Staff Writer 02.09.2012 22:22

    Get your dance card filled. The CHARLESTON G SESSION PARTY, with mesmerizing rhythms by SoulDisco, will be the greatest boogie-woogie night South East Asia has ever seen."

    Why promoting an event one day after it was held?

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  15. I love Sukhumvit 31, my favourite bar's are The Office and the Londoner, I drink there regularly when in Bangkok. If only I knew you lived so close Drummond, I'd love to buy you a pint or 20!

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  16. Oh yeah... silly me, of course it's soi 33!! Made a fool of myself again, I may have to start pretending to be a lawyer if I carry on like this!

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  17. Eureka and duh! I have just found out who Mel Roberts is! Its the name of or rather phonetically sounds a little like the person to whom that Honda is registered. Í only take the Porsche when I am fleeing to Malaysia. That of course means that Goudie/Goldie sought a registration check with a bent cop. RTP have been notified - as any copy signing onto vehicle registry has to give his own ID. Strange that, since Goudie said he was suing five 'bent cops' who raided his bar!
    http://andrew-drummond.com/2011/10/16/overweight-british-journalist-caught-in-flood-fleeing-bangkok/

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  18. Dear Andrew, I was one of those people that received the email from Drew and the first thing I thought was WOW, if this is not an indirect threat towards you, whether the info was correct or not, then I don't know what is.

    Has this guy lost his marbles, what if the info was correct and then something happened to you, would it not come back to bite him.

    If it was me, I would take it to the BIB and lodge a complaint for the threat and let normal Thai Justice prevail where if a complaint is lodged against you, you are required to prove it otherwise.

    See you in 31 after work for a beer, you should give everyone in 31 a paper cutout of your face to wear - that would really confuse the bastards.

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  19. Soi 31 is a good 15 kms from me. However I am thinking of having a Drew Noyes rubber face mask made and heading out for the Buffalo Bar in Pattaya!

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  20. Just arrived back from LOS and seen this article
    Was in Pattaya last week for a couple of days and walked pasted the jaggy thistle, was almost tempted to go in
    But whilst Scottish i tend to eschew the company of my fellow country men esp in LOS.

    This would have been fun as myself and Brian are both FP of Larbert High, though he was a bit younger.

    Last time I spoke to him was not long after he left school and was a trainee bank manager with RBS.

    Not sure about his judo claims but his father ran the Kobe Osaka dojo in Falkirk.

    Always was an arrogant little twat

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  21. a believe one of his victims challenged him many times 'mano a mano' but he did not accept but instead went to the police sub station in Jomtien

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  22. U guys have missed out the 6 figure sums he took off investors for the company C*****e and then dissapeared to Thailand with it. Or how about the child support he never paid a penny of? Total crook, only motivated by money and the more he has the more he will spend. Type of person who will die owing money even if at one point they had a lot.

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  23. Jinx. I had to take out the company name. Perhaps you can send me the details so I can verify (on the contacts button) or drummmondnews@gmail.com

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  24. Set up by Mr.xxxx and a friend. Bradgold.ltd fleeced a couple of investors who thought it would take off. Trips to florida fooled them.

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  25. Jinxy I cannot use this stuff unless I can check it out. Maybe you can send details of victims to drummondnews@gmail.com. But I can see the two companies and how they are related and it all sounds rum :-). And they have nothing to do with the BOI. Yes you're right. Seems there is a story in the making. Victims?

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