‘THAI POLICE TORTURED US ON BEHALF OF FOREIGN CRIMINALS’
‘I HAVE THE DOCUMENTS TWO AMERICANS WERE ‘TORTURED’ FOR
By Andrew Drummond
These letters have long since been passed on to British law enforcement officers as was a file detailing over a thousand British victims in a major fraud scam carried out under the phony brokerage name Jackson Cole in the early 2000s.
But British law enforcement authorities never acted on the information, even though there were known victims, witnesses, documents implicating the bosses, and bank accounts.
Off the record at the time an officer said there was interest but the major stumbling block was Thai police who considered it a victimless crime - the victims were not in Thailand - and might possibly be involved. 'Its something we have been looking at.'.
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This was one of Hayward's first ventures as a go-it-alone wolf after the fall of the Brinton Group in well publicized raids in Bangkok. His master had been Jon Kealy, now a well known bar owner and entrepreneur.
Those files also included signed agreements on how the fraudsters would distribute the spoils and who would be responsible for what expenses.
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But according to the McCleary brothers they both had power over the Thai police – which they say was financially based – and, apparently over the US authorities.
The McCleary brothers say they were handed over to police after turning up at the US Embassy to register their baby children as US citizens.
The kidnap took place, the McCleary brothers claim, after they went to police with material on the boiler rooms, having heard that Paul Hayward, from Birmingham, UK, had offered 200,000 Thai baht to anyone who could find their address.
They deny any participation in the kidnap of Hutcherson, and looking at their history, it seems unlikely that these two men, who went to work as English language teachers after leaving the Hutcherson-Hayward boiler room, would have the wherewithal to do so.
But at a Thai police a Thai police press conference police lied to say that McCleary brothers were part of a kidnap gang who fled arrest in the United States.
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The McCleary brothers claim that they did not know they were joining a boiler room – but because of their knowledge of Thai at some stage Hayward and Hutcherson wanted to get them to help with their dealings with the Thai Police.
I can find no record against them in the United States.
And further the US$64,000 question is, ‘Is it at all feasible that the US authorities did not know the background of Hutcherson?
The answer to that must be a resounding no!
His name had been made public when his Atlanta based Commodities Company was shut down by regulators.
He was a phony oil man selling phony oil shares. But in reports sent back to the US this must have been reviewed as an FBI success.
Here first is an interview with a former boiler room employee who was involved in the Jackson Cole scam selling a product called Secure-Tee. It was published in the FraudRecovery Blog, which is maintained by victims of Bangkok boiler rooms.
Both were jailed for 18 years for the kidnap while the Thai police officers involved got 12 years.
There of course is an obvious discrepancy. In any civilized country the police would have received much more severe sentences in comparison because they were in a position of trust.
What would make a judge make this decision?
The editing notations were made by a friend who was assisting the McCleary Brothers