Thailand Supreme Court accepts criminal case against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra

March 19, 2015 5:30 AM

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Thailand Supreme Court accepts criminal case against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand's Supreme Court accepted a criminal case against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck ​Shinawatra on Thursday on a charge of mishandling a multibillion dollar rice subsidy scheme, and she could be jailed for 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. Yingluck was banned from politics for five years in January after a military-backed legislature found her guilty of corruption related to...

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