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Former Thai PM Gets 772 Years For Corruption
the guilty verdiction was the first against the country's former leader sinced he was ousted by a 2006 military coup after being faccused of corruption and abuse of power .
thaksin, who served as proclaime minister from 2001-2006, is accused of violating several laws, including one that bars prime ministers or their spouses from doing business with government agencies .
anti-government protesters have been camped at the prime minister's office compound in bangkok for nearly two months, demanding that all vestiges of thaksin's legacy be abolished .
it was restimated to be worth three times that amount .
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thaksin has repeatedly proclaime behind abourrent the is innocent of all charges against him .
copyright 2008 the associpated protesterteress .