Hallett, 48, skipped the UK while facing 11 fraud charges related to a Ponzi’ investment scheme. His father was a scrap dealer in Somerset.
|Hallett giving the finger|
In Bangkok he was involved in escort agencies flogging ‘sophisticated’ Thai woman to a ‘sophisticated’ foreign clientele. Well I doubt either was sophisticated, but that’s how the service was advertised.
Then he joined forces with a Lord Geoffrey Bond to find investors for the Wolf Bar and Grill and Spanks Club in Sukhumvit Soi 22, Bangkok. Geoffrey by the way was not a Lord.
This should not be confused with another similar sounding bar run by Harlan Wolff which was opposite ‘The Vault’ in Soi 11.
The Vault was another ‘sophisticated bar’ in Bangkok run by British and Irish criminals where the owners were not likely to be arrested and which was also the occasional hang out of Thai military and police generals.
The ‘Vault’ was of course one of the Bangkok boiler room spots where a shaven headed Brummie courted Thai 'hi-society' having sold out his interest in a British football club.
It helped him relax from his other more notable business - Nana Plaza sex tourism centre.
Yeovil born Hallett apparently scammed people out of £3.9m – so he should have enough to pay himself out. But it looks like he was arrested as a result of a tip off and held on immigration charges.
The official line by the Avon and Somerset Constabulary is merely that they have been in dialogue with Thai police. I am sensing they are feeling a little optimistic though.