WHERE TO NEXT FOR JAMES GUIDO EGLITIS?
Australian James Guido Eglitis, aka James An, who was first exposed on this site as a boiler room fraudster in the U.S. and wanted on kidnapping charges in Australia, has surfaced in Bangkok after escaping robbery charges in Cambodia.
|In Bangkok yesterday. In mourning?|
He had been arrested in October last year in Sieam Reap with New Zealand national Brett Michael Hastie, 44, for the alleged September 29 robbery and assault of British man David Scotcher.
Scotcher was reported to have left the country in fear for his life. Hastie was released some time ago. The details of Eglitis’ release are sketchy.
|Under arrest in Cambodia with Hastie|
Eglitis is well known for impersonating police officers included the FBI and Australian Federal Police.
Newspaper reports claimed that Australian authorities were considering seeking his extradition from Cambodia. But they made no attempt to do so.
Whether they would seek extradition from Bangkok is also questionable. Relationships between the Thai military government and western governments are strained and there is little dialogue.
|He made a chapter in this book|
In 2007 a Brisbane court committed Eglitis to stand trial in a higher court on charges of kidnapping, deprivation of liberty, robbery, impersonating a police officer and possessing restricted items.
But for his full colourful background follow this link.