‘LAWYER CAUGHT ON TAPE’ SEVERELY EDITED IPSO JUDGMENT
A complaint has been lodged by British journalist Andrew Drummond to the Independent Press Standards Organisation claiming a fake British lawyer operating in Thailand has published a false judgment on his website CasewatchAsia.blogspot.com. and Liveleak.com
Brian Goudie, formerly Goldie, who was jailed for six years in Australia for theft before elevating himself to the bar in Thailand, had falsely claimed that IPSO had ruled against the Bangkok based journalist in a complaint Goudie had made to the Daily Record.
He also falsely claimed that IPSO had censured Andrew Drummond stating: “Lawyers for Goudie in Bangkok today said they would now consider whether or not the editor of the Scottish Daily Record and Drummond could be jointly prosecuted under the provisions of Thailand’s tough Computer Crimes Act.”
That would be rather difficult to do with the judgment I have seen even if the Daily Record was subject to the laws of Thailand.
Goudie had been caught on camera in Pattaya talking about people on child sexual abuse charges that he was representing he stated: ‘Perverts, I am making so much money (out of them). It’s like there is no tomorrow.”
Goudie had taken on the cases through a paper company he started called ‘Alba Laws’ claiming to be a British barrister and an officer in the Royal Marines – but his false claims were exposed on this site and by Andrew Drummond in the Scottish Sunday Mail – a sister paper to the Record.
Goudie has also published on casewatchasia.blogspot.com an alleged IPSO judgment on a complaint to the Scotsman newspaper against Andrew Drummond. This report is also fundamentally untrue, because there was no complaint against Andrew Drummond.
This site has been furnished with a copy of IPSO’s adjudication in the Daily Record complaint. The only point of error which the newspaper has corrected was to wrongly state that Brian Goudie was charged with defrauding the Royal Bank of Scotland.
In fact, as has been stated on this site many times that while an arrest warrant was issued Goudie refused to return to Scotland to face the charges – and eventually the arrest warrant was cancelled because with all three defendants absent having fled to Australia the difficulties and costs of bringing the defendants back to court in the UK would have been prohibitive.
The Daily Record corrected that one single significant error. Goudie claimed the correction was not sufficient.
IPSO have also ruled on that and other complaints made to the Daily Record.
I cannot publish the full IPSO ruling until the IPSO has published it. But I will do. I can however say that I am very pleased with the judgment.
IPSO were given a ‘no nonsense’ reply by the Daily Telegraph to a complaint Goudie made to them in relation to a story published in the newspaper concerning Goudie. That case has been dismissed.
Goudie does however continue to make a mockery of the Thai Justice system.