The wife of a British fugitive from justice has had her 33
year 6 month jail sentence – for conspiracy to murder one of her husband’s
clients in a property development in Thailand -confirmed by the Thai Appeal
ordered by the Provincial Court in Prachuap Khiri Kan Province of Thailand to
pay 18 million baht – just over US$500,000 – damages to the wife, now widow, of
former US Marine Donald Whiting, who was gunned down while in dispute with her
Sheffield Crown Court in 2001 where he was accused of being the ring-leader of
a drugs gang operating in clubs in Sheffield city centre.
Prosecution Service told the Sheffield Star that extradition proceedings had
been unsuccessful*. They were not
however unsuccessful in Thailand where there is no record of extradition
proceedings having been started.
questions were submitted under the Freedom of Information Act police also declined
to answer on the basis that it was an ‘ongoing operational matter’.
Oxley was successfully allowed to bring in a large amount of
cash to Thailand, specifically the resort town of Hua Hin, where he built a
large home ‘Oxley Mansion’ and set up the property development company ‘Oxley
|George Mastronikolis – Hua Hin Today|
problems with Hua Hin’s notorious foreign property developers and had paid cash
over to Greek developer Georgiou Mastronikolis, the foreigner behind the Hua
Hin Today newspaper for a house he never built, before opting for an ‘Oxley
|Donald before his death|
with Oxley over water and electricity charges which he had allegedly
hiked. The row went viral locally on the
net and was damaging Oxley’s business.
Khiri Kan provincial court – but in October 2008 three days before the hearing
he was ambushed outside his house.
He died earlier this year.
Before he died he said: “I had never spoken to Janpen Oxley
ever. My row was with Oxley and I had complained on the internet about his
shoddy services. Why are people like Darren Oxley allowed to wander
Hua Hin, hosting dinners, and in Oxley’s case parties in his Huh Hin Mansion.
|George Mastronikolis (left) dining with Hua Hin officials and announcing gifts to the municipality|
million baht damages award to Dolly Samson and Donald “Biff’ Whiting against Mastronikolis but he has yet to pay a penny.
bankruptcy proceedings are reported to be in process. If a court rules
bankruptcy his status in Thailand would be revoked and he can be held in
that I have reported no extraditions proceedings have been required. The Thai
authorities have merely deported the alleged offenders. These include Walter ‘Whacky’
Douglas who was deported at the request of UK Police on passport charges.