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Disgraced Palace Official Faces Death Penalty, Police Say

BANGKOK — A senior police commander confirmed that the assistant to ex-princess Srirasmi, a former wife of Thailand’s Crown Prince, is facing the death penalty for allegedly abusing his royal rank for personal gain.

The suspect, Montri Sotangkul, has been charged with a number of offences, including insulting the monarchy (lese majeste), bribing state officials, and malfeasance in office.

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