An American businessmen, who boasts that he is the owner of Thailand’s largest immigration law firm in Thailand specialising in visas for Thai brides of American men has been jailed for 24 years for child sexual abuse.

Brian Wright, 57, was jailed by Pattaya Provincial Court. He had pleaded not guilty to child sexual abuse.

The trial has lasted over three years.

The decision was announced on October 28th, a spokesman for FACE – the Fight Against Child Exploitation Foundation.

Charged under his full name Edward Brian Wright, he however was bailed in the sum of 400,000 Thai baht (US$12,217) and told to report monthly to the court.

An immigration block has been put on his leaving the country.

He is next due to report on November 28th.

USA – illegal Thailand!

Wright, the court heard, had sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in Pattaya, who had been supplied to him by a woman Thai agent Jaruwan ‘Jaa’ Yothee.  The agent pleaded guilty and was last July sentenced to ten years imprisonment reduced to five because of her guilty plea.

Wright (Passport No: 445684202) from Block Island, Rhode Island, ran a company called USA Legal Thailand, formerly known as U.S. Immigration and Law, names used to conjure up of feeling of authority. But he was never a lawyer.

 He promoted his services on the website MyThaiFiancee.com. He specialised in getting women visas into the United States and claimed a 100 per cent success rate. He charged just under US$2000 for a fiancée visa and Green Card and boasted among his clients top US military men, FBI and Secret Service officers and even US Embassy officials.

Drew Noyes and Wright on a night out in Pattaya

From the company Wright also ran his “Thailand Children’s Charity’ and had wide access to schools.

In Pattaya his friend was another fake lawyer and better known American Drew Noyes, currently appealing a sentence of 2 years in prison for extortion, and they went out together at night.

Wright later became the godfather to one of Noyes nine children in Thailand

According to the Hartford Courant in RI

In March 1996, a Mr. Brian Wright, 39, of Block Island, R.I., was arrested  on a warrant charging him with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor child.

Det. Capt. James Gustafson, a police department spokesman said Wright, who turned himself in with his attorney present, was accused of assaulting the girl Jan. 28, Gustafson said.

The arrest warrant had been ordered sealed in Superior Court in West Hartford because of the girl’s age.”

Footnote: Drew Noyes has been seeking visa approval. On Facebook today he wrote
“Feeling relieved after incredible meeting 
— with Wanrapa Boonsu at U.S. Embassy Bangkok.”  The Immigration officials should do a google image check with Noyes to see who his real partner is.

Picture: The girl blurred in the title picture is not the girl subject to the charge.