On Wednesday Morning a large number of DSI Agents, led by the Bangkok DSI Organized-Crime-&-Mafia Taskforce, descended, simultaneously, on some 6 locations in Chonburi Province – and raided numerous properties reportedly belonging to an Italian national Mr. Raoul Bianchetti.
Acting on search warrants issued by the Pattaya Provincial Court, Computers, digital storage devices and many boxes with Company documents were seen to be confiscated and taken away by the DSI agents.
Mr. Bianchetti is suspected of a number of serious crimes such as Tax-Evasion, Tax-Fraud, Theft-from-Clients, Extortion, Intimidation, Nominee-Company exploitation, and making threatening statements to clients, suppliers & Government Officials.
The DSI (Department of Special Investigations), Thailand’s equivalent to the FBI, state that in addition, it appears that Mr. Bianchetti had also defrauded more than 40 of his, unsuspecting, boat-building clients for more than 350 Million Baht since 2008.
As a result of numerous complaints, the DSI started to look into the affairs of the companies owned by Mr. Bianchetti and the raids were the culmination of this extensive investigation.
The companies being looked into by the DSI which are under the alleged control of Mr. Bianchetti are: Raoul’s Sailing Center Co., Ltd., RB Power & Sailing Co., Ltd., Clapham Family Co., Ltd., PEET Co., Ltd., Lilliput Resort Co., Ltd., and Cybele Co., Ltd.