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Thai prosecutors postpone appearance for Red Bull heir

  • Sompong Puchongsopaphan, expert member of the Thai public prosecutor's office overseeing the 2012 hit-and-run case of Red Bull heir Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, walks past reporters without answering their questions at South Bangkok prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 30, 2017.   An heir to the Red Bull fortune has won another delay in facing charges after an alleged hit and run that killed a police officer almost five years ago.  Vorayuth was scheduled to meet with the prosecutor's office on Thursday, but it agreed to his lawyer's request to postpone the meeting until April 27 because his client had something to attend to in England.  (AP Photo)

    Sompong Puchongsopaphan, expert member of the Thai public prosecutor's office overseeing the 2012 hit-and-run case of Red Bull heir Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, walks past reporters without answering their questions at South Bangkok prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 30, 2017. An heir to the Red Bull fortune has won another delay in facing charges after an alleged hit and run that killed a police officer almost five years ago. Vorayuth was scheduled to meet with the prosecutor's office on Thursday, but it agreed to his lawyer's request to postpone the meeting until April 27 because his client had something to attend to in England. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sompong Puchongsopaphan, expert member of the Thai public prosecutor's office overseeing the 2012 hit-and-run case of Red Bull heir Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, walks past reporters without answering their questions at South Bangkok prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 30, 2017. The heir to the Red Bull fortune won another delay Thursday in facing charges after an alleged hit and run that killed a police officer almost five years ago. Yoovidhya has been a no-show for meetings with prosecutors on several occasions, complaining through his attorney of unfair treatment, or citing duties out of the country. (AP Photo)

    Sompong Puchongsopaphan, expert member of the Thai public prosecutor's office overseeing the 2012 hit-and-run case of Red Bull heir Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, walks past reporters without answering their questions at South Bangkok prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 30, 2017. The heir to the Red Bull fortune won another delay Thursday in facing charges after an alleged hit and run that killed a police officer almost five years ago. Yoovidhya has been a no-show for meetings with prosecutors on several occasions, complaining through his attorney of unfair treatment, or citing duties out of the country. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

An heir to the Red Bull fortune has won another delay in facing charges after an alleged hit and run that killed a police officer almost five years ago.

In past orders to report, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya has been a no-show, complaining through his attorney of unfair treatment, or claiming to be ill and out of the country.

This week an Associated Press report that he's been living lavishly, traveling to Formula One races, snowboarding in Japan and cruising in Venice, has sparked additional pressure.

On Thursday, Prayuth Petchkun, the deputy spokesman for the attorney general's office, said Vorayuth's lawyer asked to move Thursday's scheduled meeting with prosecutors to April 27. He said the defendant has something to attend to in England.

Prosecutors approved the date change.