Ousted Thai PM to Face Criminal Charges Over Rice Scheme

March 19, 2015 4:15 AM

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Thailand's Supreme Court has decided to pursue criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her involvement in a mismanaged rice subsidy program that cost the country billions of dollars.

A panel of judges on Thursday ruled the case does fall within the court's jurisdiction. The first hearing will be held on May 19, according to a court statement. If found guilty, Yingluck could be jailed for up to a decade.

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