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Cowboy lawyer sued for PS195,000; ON THE EASTERN FRONT.

Byline: John Niven

A Scot who posed as a lawyer for paedophile clients in Thailand is being sued for PS195,000.

Brian Goldie, 46, allegedly duped an American mum into believing he could get her son out of Pataya's Nong Pla Lai jail where he faces abuse charges.

Barbara Miller, 75, of Madison, Wisconsin, has raised a fraud action against Goldie, from Falkirk.

Her lawyer Sutham Sirbunyarat said: "We brought a private prosecution because it is quicker and local police cannot be relied upon.

"Mrs Miller paid out over US$300,000 (PS195,000) to Goldie on a promise that he would get her son Gregory Miller back home to the US."

Last year, the Sunday Mail revealed that Goldie – using the name Goudie – posed as a QC to run his fake law firm above Scottish theme pub The Jaggy Thistle.

He has been on the run since the 1990s for his part in a major fraud at the RBS.

Sirbunyarat added: "She flew to Thailand and stayed above The Jaggy Thistle for six months but nothing happened. She even bought suitcases for her son."

Goldie has been cited to appear at Pattaya Provincial Court in August.

He has used the name of fugitive Scots drug trafficker Walter Douglas in conversations with clients.

Douglas – nicknamed the Tartan Pimpernel – has been on the run since fleeing from Holland in 1994.

Last year, Goldie insisted he was in the clear in the UK and had no criminal record.


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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 23, 2013
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