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Former MSU student facing possible death sentence in Thailand

Posted at 9:44 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 22:49:32-04

LANSING, Mich. — A floating cabin belonging to a fugitive American citizen has been towed to shore in Thailand.

Its' owner, a former Michigan State University student, and his Thai girlfriend facing possible death sentences.

The Royal Thai Navy dismantled the 20-foot-wide structure before towing it.

The Thai government hopes to use the structure as evidence in the government's case.

American Bitcoin trader Chad Elwartowski and his partner Supranee Thepdet are accused of violating Thai sovereignty.

The couple lived in the cabin for two months and left before the Thai Navy raided the cabin on April 13.

Their whereabouts are unknown, though the government believes they are in Thailand.

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