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Thai construction billionaire jailed 16 months for poaching

Italian-Thai's Premchai dodges charge of black leopard killing

Italian-Thai President Premchai Karnasuta, right, was convicted on March 19 of poaching.

BANGKOK -- A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced the head of Italian-Thai Development, the nation's largest construction company, to 16 months in prison for illegally hunting game at a wildlife preserve.

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