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Former fugitive wanted for murderer Stock operation fee In connection with a New Jersey deficit once valued at $100 million, Thai officials said they agreed to extradition from Thailand to the United States.
Peter Coker Jr., 54, Arrested More than three months after he, his father, Peter Coker Sr., and colleague James Patten, were killed by Thai police at a Phuket resort last week. indicted in New Jersey federal court.
The 12 complaints allege financial crimes involving two publicly traded companies. Hometown Internationalowned only a modest, now-closed deli in Paulsboro, New Jersey. e-wastea paper company with no assets.
Coker Jr., an American who is most recently known to live and work as a businessman in Hong Kong, has been detained in a Bangkok prison for the next few weeks when he is scheduled to be extradited. The Associated Press reported Friday.
Thai police said in a statement that Coker Jr. entered Thailand with a passport issued by the Caribbean island of St Kitts and Nevis. The country is selling citizenship in exchange for investing in it, he noted, AP.
“Mr. Coker Jr. voluntarily agreed to extradition to the United States, simplifying the court’s legal process,” Thai Attorney General’s Office Prosecutor Theerat Rimpayaraya told The Associated Press. Told.
“We have to complete the 30-day waiting period mandated by Thai law before sending him back,” said Mr Teerat.
Prosecutors also told the AP that Coker Jr. “was visibly infirm when he was held and told us he needed medical attention for his liver disease.”
“I believe he entered Thailand with plans to possibly settle here,” said Mr Teerat.
US prosecutors have accused Cokers and Patten of trying to raise the value of shares in Hometown International and E-Waste. Both had high market capitalizations despite holding few valuable assets. Merger candidate. The two companies later found a merger partner.
Coker Jr. was the president of Hometown International.
Pattan and Coker Sr. have been in court since their arrest, while Coker Jr. was believed to be on the run until his arrest last week.
A spokesman for the New Jersey federal attorney’s office, which is prosecuting the case, acknowledged Coker Jr.’s concerns in Thailand but declined to comment further.