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Thread: The consequences of using a fake degree: Mr. Hippo's day in court.

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Quote Originally Posted by goo_stewart View Post
    Good on you, Hippo. Good news. I think that you did exactly the right thing by coming clean with the authorities. Now carry on cycling and enjoying your life.
    The police had a copy of the fake so there was no point in lying and I've never been a good liar!
    Mileage was down last month due to the heat & the rain; I only cycled 921.05 kms. This month, I should crack 1000 again - 376.71 kms up to yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by THX 1133 View Post
    Do you have any check in requirements/probation stuff?
    I had two long interviews with the probation service (over four hours in total) and my wife had one - I do not know what checks they performed.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingdomcome View Post
    Anyone who has done the same in 7-8 years should watch out then. I hope they have the bail money. At any stage, was there talk of deportation? Did you spend a lot on the lawyer. I'd guess that all similar cases which the MOI uncovers, will be tried through the same court. Where did you attend? Do you think the judge will be the same? It would be a good story to get the opinion of the judge for this site. What was his name?
    My bail was 100,000 Baht but was told that it could have been as much as 500,000!
    Deportation was not mentioned at any time - only in my over-active imagination.
    My wife and mother-in-law had long phone conversations with the lawyer, I only met him today - the family has known him for years.
    The court was the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek, I do not know the judge's name.

    Quote Originally Posted by ajarnfalang View Post
    I'm not following. The list of what?
    Immigration has a list of 60+ teachers who have committed the same offence and who will be interviewed and possibly charged.
    Last edited by hippo; 11th June 2009 at 15:30. Reason: typo

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Congratz Hippo
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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    Immigration has a list of 60+ teachers who have committed the same offence and who will be interviewed and possibly charged.
    So, you mean to tell me all those names the Police collects in the Koh San Road raids actually end up in someone's desk? Fuck me.... And here I always thought it was all for show.

    And how can I get that list??. There are a few guys I would like to see in there.

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Thats lucky for you then, that deportation was never mentioned when we can get deported for the most minor of crimes. And a 6 month suspended sentence also. Very lucky indeed Hippo.

    Go on, dig out the judges name, it should be on some of the court docs. Get your Mrs to dig it out. It would be most intersting.

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Quote Originally Posted by kingdomcome View Post
    Very lucky indeed Hippo.
    I think this is much more apt than,
    Quote Originally Posted by bewildered wanderer View Post
    Congratz Hippo
    Isn't 'congrats' used for accomplishments?
    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    I only cycled 921.05 kms.
    Still, that's a lot of ground to cover. Congrats Hippo.

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    Congrats...
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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Good news for you, dude...but bad news for those working with fake degrees.
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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    How many people do you think are working here on fake degrees? A list of 60 seems pretty small.

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Are you sure your school didn't ship you in. glad you're out now. how long were you working on a fake degree?

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    good to hear about it Hippo, and good luck.

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollow View Post
    How many people do you think are working here on fake degrees? A list of 60 seems pretty small.
    Maybe Hippo's ;awyer was only given the page with hippo's name on it!

    But its fair warning to all the others who have, over the years used dodgy paperwork, maybe rapid travels plans should be investigated.

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollow View Post
    A list of 60 seems pretty small.
    That was the information that I was given and have no reason to doubt it; it may only be the first of many.

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Yeh, going to be lots more coming Hippo:


    Thats lucky for you then, that deportation was never mentioned when we can get deported for the most minor of crimes. And a 6 month suspended sentence. Very lucky indeed Hippo.

    Go on, dig out the judges name, it should be on some of the court docs. Get your Mrs to dig it out. It would be most intersting.

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Good for you, Hippo.

    How much did you have to pay the lawyer, out of interest, if you don't mind? This would be of interest to others, I'm sure. Do they charge hourly?

    And what of the future? I guess finding work you're legally entitled to do now will be hard?
    Sur votre bicyclette, mate.

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    Re: Mr Hippo's day in court

    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    I had confessed
    if you didnt, and just told them that the paper was legit....what could they have done, notified the university to verify your degree? are they even allowed to do that? i thought it was a law (in the states) that those records are private

    or was it your burden to prove yourself innocent by producing documents? and if so, how did they catch onto you for not having those documents?

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