Investigators have completed a probe into alleged loan transaction concealment by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the findings of which will be passed to National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) chiefs on Thursday.
According to a source, if the commission finds grounds for a case of asset concealment after its Bureau of Asset Inspection staff report their findings, it will form a sub-committee to probe the allegations further and summon Ms Yingluck for an explanation.
If her explanation is unconvincing, the NACC will file a complaint with a court. If Ms Yingluck provides a persuasive account, the agency will dismiss the case.
NACC deputy secretary-general Warawit Sukboon said yesterday investigators had filed their findings with National Anti-Corruption Commissioner Klanarong Chantik.
He will forward the report to the commission for consideration.
The case concerns Ms Yingluck's report of her 30-million-baht loan to Ad Index, a company in which her husband Anusorn Amornchat was a shareholder. The transaction details in the report are allegedly inconsistent with the assets declaration to the NACC.
Even if the NACC begins a full-scale investigation Ms Yingluck would not have to stop her work as prime minister until the agency concludes she is guilty, Mr Klanarong said.
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