International con-man Drew Walter Noyes who was first exposed in Thailand on this website, was today banned from Thailand for life after skipping bail while appealing a two year jail sentence for extortion in the Thai resort of Pattaya.
His partner in crime who Wanrapa Boonsu, also failed to turn up to face the reading of the judgment of her appeal, claiming, through lawyers, she was in hospital was ordered to report to Pattaya Court in March.
Noyes had fled to Wilmington, North Carolina, with five children by two Thai wives, Wanrapa and Nittaya Chaisit and was reported to be living in a one story shack which he had bought in Nittaya’s name for tax purposes. He left three other children behind in Thailand.
Last week however he was still trying to do phone deals on behalf of his One Stop Service Centre, in Thepprasit Road, Jomtien.
At the same time in Bangkok Court, a co-conspirator of Noyes, Brian Goudie, born Goldie, of Falkirk, failed to turn up to answer bankruptcy proceedings and a damages claim by Briton Ally Cooper for internet harassment.
Goudie is appealing a three year jail sentence for fraud and embezzlement. He had cheated a 78-year -old woman from Madison, Wisconsin out of nearly US$300,000 – that included his legal fees and bail for her son – who died in jail when he did not get adequate treatment for a heart condition.
Goudie had posed as a British barrister and a former office in the Royal Marines to cheat foreigners and tourists in Thailand, who urgently needed legal services.
His is due in court again in Pattaya tomorrow in a damages case being brought by two Britons and a German, who say they were cheated when he went to them for advice. They have brought criminal and civil cases.
Later in the week on January 28th another co-conspirator David John Hanks, from Girvan, Scotland, is due in court in Bangkok to face a 5 million baht damages case. Hanks the former owner of Masquerades brothel on the outskirts of Melbourne, had last year been acquitted of racketeering charges brought by the Department of Special Investigations after his Russian co-defendant paid bail and skipped the country.
|Hanks and Noyes with twin Thai military generals - from s self-promo in the Pattaya Times|
Noyes had courted immigration officials, army generals, police and judges in Pattaya and had set up the Pattaya Times newspaper, to promote himself and lure potential clients to take their business to the ‘most credible re-assuring professional American to makeThailand his home”. For a while the newspaper even had an advertising partnership with the ‘Bangkok Post’.
Among his coups was to fool the US Ambassador Kristie Kenney and to get elected to the presidency of the Lions Club of Bangkok (Silom 310D). He posted the photos of all his 'friends' on his business websites.
But he has fled to North Carolina the state where he had been the subject of an investigation by the Star in Wilmington, in which journalist Scott Gold wrote about his ‘myriad of lies’ and exposed his fraudulent property and share dealing, sexual harassment. According to the 'Star' a women employee reported that he demanded oral sex services if she was to keep the same number of hours at the company they both worked at.
He also had an FBI record for larceny.
Today’s blacklisting of Noyes and the arrest warrant for Goudie mean that a tranche of cases brought by the duet against their enemies under Thailand’s Computer Crime Act libel laws and more specifically against four people who had stood up to them will have to be thrown out.
Michel Goulet, co-owner of the Thonglor Clinic, reported Noyes extortion attempt, after reading exposés of Noyes activities on this site.
Noyes' activities included, through PAPPA Co. Ltd., and One Stop Service Centre, Jomtien, cheating clients, selling housing built for poor Thais to foreigners at extortionate rates, posing as a lawyer, sexual harassment of Filipina staff, and inventing a phony biography, trying to entice foreign old aged pensioners to sell their property at knock down prtices to him before the 'Thai government introduces new laws' to seize them, which he said he was privy to, screwing up divorce cases and of course extortion. He made notes of the sexual habits of his friends and clients.
|Dr. Goulet points to Noyes and Boonsu on their arrest|
Asked to comment Dr. Goulet texted today : “I’m happy. One bad apple removed. Thanks for your help.”
Judges in Pattaya today seized the 500,000 Thai baht (US$14,000) bail Noyes had paid to be allowed to go to the United States.