|Goudie mimics calling police|
A video tape handed in to this site shows how Brian Goudie, a former convict in Australia, who arrived in Thailand posing as a barrister, shopped a legal client to the Royal Thai Police condemning him to 15 months in jail apparently on a false charge of child sexual abuse.
But when he checked, Goudie found that the prosecutor had appealed and the verdict reversed.
For Tracey had brought him another client – a 75-year-old American woman – whom he planned to milk for every penny she had. And now Tracey was giving her advice to be careful with her money.
|And then breaks out into a grin|
He was initially arrested under a different name. He was referred to throughout his trial under a different name, John.
Not only that but he had been told by police that he would go to jail for ten years for drugs offences unless he made the video statement.
Further the Mr. ‘John’ named on the search warrant – which was actually for cannabis – appeared to live next door. And while Tracey was at the police station he allegedly packed his bags and left.
In addition a police officer testified that prior to an arrest warrant being issued the boy had identified Tracey from a photograph. It later transpired that the photograph of Tracey was not available until AFTER he was arrested.
Cynics argue that it happens to delay any counter claims. In Thailand’s dilatory justice system people can wait years to get real justice – and foreigners often do not have the means to stay in the country for that period of time if they want to sue for something like unlawful arrest.
Goudie it is alleged took US$300,000 from her on a promise to get her son Gregory Miller out of jail and back home to, Madison, Wisconsin. He is due to surrender to bail on January 27th.
“One, for what he did, two, this is a law firm, that’s all I f*****g need the cops round here (mumbles) gone.
“But nobody knows that it was me that actually rung up. I’m not fucking having that for fucks sake.
“For a start he shouldn’t be doing things with kids, there is no excuse whatsoever
“I like young girls, she’s only 19 – but she’s legal,” he says pointing upstairs.
Meanwhile Ian Tracey admits he was taken in completely: “He told me he was a barrister and former officer in the Royal Marines and convinced me he was the person to take my case to sue the Royal Thai Police.
“There is no greater injustice that I can think of. I work for a charity, but had refused to become involved in children for that charity, because, quite frankly, I do not have the training.
“I have a Thai girlfriend who thankfully has stood by me. Words cannot describe what strength she has given me.
“But my name has been tarnished and being branded a child abuser – is there anything worse?”
|The Royal Thai Police have lost this |
Andrew Tracey, from Wickford, Essex, who
has been given bail multiple times for child abuse
and who lived in the same Pattaya estate.
Tracey believes his case may have had something to do with his criticism of the local police. As a prison visitor for ‘Hand in Hand ‘ and ‘The Mercy Centre’ in Pattaya he had listened to prisoner stories and had confronted police about certain allegations relating both to evidence and payments.
‘When police arrested me I told them I would never get involved with children. I said they would have to make it up. And they did.
But there is not one jot of evidence in all the court documents which identifies me as the child abuser they were looking for. They could not make that up because of course I was not.”
Tracey said he is planning to write a book: ‘The Justice Joke’.
Meanwhile police say they do not know the whereabouts of Andrew Tracey.
After Tracey’s arrest Goudie called to say: “I had absolutely no idea that man was on charges of sexual abuse of minors. If I had known he would not be allowed near my place”.
But then he later announced that both his clients must be considered innocent until they were convicted,
“In relation to the assertion that we have a case load of ‘mainly sex
offences’ for ‘pervert clients’, we currently have two cases in Pattaya
Court in relation to Sexual Offences against children, which at this stage
at least in one case are mere allegations, and these cases represent a
tiny fraction of the work undertaken by this Firm. It is a basic tenet of
law that every person accused of a criminal offence is innocent until
proven guilty, and entitled to legal representation that accords the best
possible defence available under the law – this is a basic right of the
adversarial justice system, and every defendant is entitled to a defence,
no matter the allegation.” – Brian Goudie – PRESS RELEASE