Thai Supreme Court accepts criminal case against former PM Yingluck

March 19, 2015 3:43 AM

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Thai Supreme Court accepts criminal case against former PM Yingluck

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Supreme Court accepted a criminal case against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday for allegedly mishandling a multibillion dollar rice subsidy scheme, and she could be jailed for up to 10 years if found guilty.

"This case is in the Supreme Court's jurisdiction so we have accepted the case and we have set the first court hearing for May 19," the court said in a statement.

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