Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013


Controversial Pattaya publisher Drew Noyes was the centre of an angry scene at Pattaya Provincial Court today after he told a Dutch businessman that if he did not withdraw a case against him he would send him to jail.

Drew Noyes, 57, founder of the Pattaya Times newspaper, who runs a business call One Stop Service, had approached Dutchman Theo van der Schaff and told him: ‘You know the money is mine, Theo. Withdraw the case or I will send you to jail.”

The Dutchman from Alsmeer, Holland, let rip with some Chaucerian adjectives which could be heard from within Court Number 6.

Inside the court lawyers for van der Schaff told the judge that their client had hired the services of Pappa Co. Ltd, Noyes’ forerunner to his ‘One Stop Service Center’ (American managed) to solve a problem with his former Thai girlfriend.

Theo van der schaff with his lawyer
He had commissioned PAPPA for over 400,000 baht which was to include fees for removing his property from his girlfriend’s name. He also sent Pappa Co 2.5 million baht to pay as compensation to the girlfriend. Noyes was instructed that negotiations with the woman should be done with tact and discretion.

In fact the woman was not offered the 2.5 million and she threatened to call the police on Noyes’ delegation.
Drew Noyes, 57, and his common law wife Wanrapa Boonsu denied the fraud charge claiming that the 2.5 million baht was an additional charge.

Drew Noyes and Wanrapa Boonsu at their arrest for extortion
Both defendants are currently on trial at Pattaya Provincial Court on a charge of attempting to extort the Thonglor Clinic, Jomtien, out of 2.3 million baht, on pain of a police raid and bad publicity in the Pattaya Times. The alleged take-down of Theo van der Schaff occurred while both were on 200,000 baht bail on the extortion charge.

Mr. van der schaff refused to mediate. The case was set for trial for August 28th.



Pat Angko said...

Nice amounts to plain steal from people, Theo is not the only one. Can someone check the tax department and the IRS if this income is declared?

Doi said...

Hope he wasn't naive enough not to have a contract for the 2.5 from Noise in writing

Elena Wilson-Singer said...

Pat - Does not matter if the amounts are declared or not.

Frying Scotsman said...

Sorry I'm coming late to this party, but having read your previous article '' Drew Noyes on Bail and out of control'' It clearly states in the P.A.P.P.A. contract that in item 12) Service provider (Surely this means NOISE?) will not receive any additional payment, nor any percentage of any property recovered from Ms...... by Client, except if a civil case needs to be filed.
Today Mr Theo van der Schaff paid for services the amount of 440,000 baht. The charge is non refundable. This fee will cover all lawyer etc etc etc blah blah....... So was this ''additional charge'' documented? Was it perhaps for the legal team's bus fares to Hua Hin and back. I really despair of the Thai legal system, when such obvious theft, can be sent for trial at a later date, when it is as obvious as the balls on a soi dog what is going on here

Pat Angko said...

Oh yes it does, remember how they got Al Capone in the end? The IRS is being informed concerning DN via various sources since long, one day he steps back in the US and will be taken apart, .... literally. It's just a slow process, but it is a reality he does not acknowledge ... yet. I know of two sources who have contact with the "whistle blower" program of the IRS, they will even receive a bonus in the end. DN leaves so many loose ends which is par for the course for people with his mental condition. Even his closest staff and friends turn on him. The time of victims passively taken for a ride is over, some of them fight back openly and some in secret.

Andrew Drummond said...

The contracts were published in the original story - they determine that Noyes cannot lay an extra charge