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Sentence for ex-EC member upheld

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The Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld the lower court's decision to sentence Prinya Nakchatree, a former Election Commission member, to two years in prison, suspended for two years. 

He was one of the four EC members given suspended jail terms for unlawfully awarding themselves a pay rise in 2004.

In this case, four former EC members - Prinya, Veerachai Naewboonnian, Gen Jarupat Ruangsuwan and Pol Gen Wassana Permlarp - were each sentenced by the Criminal Court on Dec 29, 2010 to two years imprisonment for amending EC regulations to give themselves a 20,000 baht pay retroactive pay rise in violation of Section 157 of the Criminal Code.  The jail sentence was suspended for two years.

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