BRITON CLEARED BY THAI SUPREME COURT FOR CHILD SEX ABUSE SHOULD NEVER HAVE EVEN BEEN ARRESTED
|Tracey now walk around wearing a T-shirt with
‘Stop Crime JAIL THE POLICE.
A 47-year-of Briton, who was turned in to police in Thailand by a Scot posing as a barrister for an alleged offence of child sexual abuse, was today formally cleared of all charges by the Thai Supreme Court.
The court ruled that Ian Tracey, from Godalming, Surrey, should not even have been arrested.
The Scot, Brian Goudie, had used Ian Tracey, who was a prison visitor, to find clients for him in a local Thai prison but when he found out that Tracey realised he was a fake, Goudie reported him on false charges.
Tracey, 48, from Godalming, Surrey, had actually been acquitted of child sexual abuse at his original trial when the 14-year-old boy victim told the court they had the wrong man. But the prosecution appealed.
The 14-year-old alleged victim completely denied the police account saying he had been ordered to sign a statement implicating Tracey or be jailed. He had failed a urine test and would be jailed for drugs use if he did not.
‘Tracey never demanded any sexual services. It’s the wrong person,’ he said
|Goudie mocked up as a barrister|
Tracey met Goudie, whom he believed was a barrister, who told him he would sue the Thai police for millions for perjury, wrongful arrest. But first he checked with the court to find the prosecutor had appealed the acquittal without informing Tracey or his lawyer and new warrant had been issued for his arrest.
Goudie told Tracey, who worked for a charity visiting prisoners in Nong Plalai Prison near the resort city of Pattaya , to move into his apartment for safety reasons and work with him to help find him ‘new clients’.
Goudie’s first major prisoner-client to his bogus ‘Alba Laws’ legal company had been Ulster drugs trafficker Jimmy ‘Doc’ Halliday, who was in jail in Pattaya suffering from necrotising fasciitis, a flesh eating disease.
Halliday had allegedly assaulted the manager of a local nightclub.
Goudie acquired all of Halliday’s property in Thailand (His property in the UK had been seized by the Serious Organized Crime Agency as the proceeds of crime) by getting him to sign a Power of Attorney on his death bed.
Tracey discovered that Goudie,48, from Falkirk, was not the gentleman he claimed, but he did not know he was a lawyer or a former officer in the Royal Marines, as he had claimed , but a convicted thief under the name Goldie, who had been jailed in Australia for six years for theft.
And he warned a 76-year-old American woman Barbara Fanelli Miller, who had handed over an alleged US$250,000 to defend her schoolteacher son Gregory Miller, 45, on child sexual abuse.
His suspicious, he says, were aroused when as soon as he acquired Mrs Miller as a client.
“He told me we were both going to be rich. He promised me a million baht (US$30,600).
“I was not in this for money. I knew that fake evidence had also been presented in Miller’s case,” he said.
When Goudie heard he reported his ‘client’ Tracey to police and told them to pick him up from his address in Pattaya.
He was recorded on tape by other clients talking about how he reported Tracey to police and saying:
‘Perverts. I am making so much money (out of them) . It’s like there is no tomorrow.”
|An angry Tracy giving the finger to the media on his arrest at Goudie’s ‘Jaggie Thistle’ pub. Goudie is in the background
in checked shirt promising to act as his counsel.
Tracey was arrested on the premises ‘Jaggie Thistle’ pub renamed from Halliday’s ‘Blarney Stone’ and spent 14 months in jail before Supreme Court judges ordered that he be released on bail.
Goudie later complained to the Press Complaints Commission, now IPSO, that use of the material breached privacy and clandestine filming regulations.
On tape Goudie he describes how he reported Tracey: ‘Nobody knows it was me who reported him to police,
But the PCC ruled that publication was ‘in the public interest’.
Mrs. Barbara Fanelli is Madison, Wisconsin, has currently taken a private prosecution out against Goudie and he is on bail on a charge of posing as a barrister and former Royal Marines officer to defraud her out of 7.9 million Thai baht. (US$242,222).
A mistrial has been recorded in her son’s case. Her son had been jailed for 38 years.
Thai police have taken no action against Goudie despite numerous complaints from victims. They rarely act when foreigners defraud others foreigners.
The Supreme Court judgment ruled that Tracey’s original acquittal was correct. There was no evidence even for the arrest and the arrest warrant was in the wrong person’s name, the court ruled.
Said Tracey today: “Goudie knew I was innocent by shopped me because I warned Mrs Miller about him.
As soon as I was sent to prison he was describing my arrest as a travesty of justice and promising to get me out. I believed him.
“Now I plan to sue that rat, the authorities, prosecutor, police and even the media, who ran reports that I was a paedophile without reporting my acquittal.
” I would say I am amazed by the Thai police have done nothing about Goudie or Goldie. But nothing else amazes me about the police now.”
|Repeatedly exposed – this story ran in the Sunday Mail – but Thai police have done nothing|
On his pretence legal website casewatchasia.blogspot.com when the Supreme Court ordered Tracey’s release from prison, where he had spent 14 months, Goudie was reluctant to admit the signs and said: ‘Although he has been released Tracey’s convictions and sentence….remain in place.”
Then under a picture of Tracey he invented the evidence to read: “The victim identified his abuser as ‘a foreign man with tall and thin figure, sharp eyes and prominent nose, white complex and blond hair’
Goudie was not available for comment today.
But on his internet site he is quite clearly still in action in Thailand planning to sue his ex-girlfriend a former bar girl for alleged stealing from the company he acquired from Jimmy ‘Doc’ Halliday.