For immediate release/ Los Angeles:
DropIn, Inc’s Board of Directors is conducting an investigation concerning the events surrounding the
arrest of its founder Louis Ziskin in Thailand. On May 15th, 2021, the Crime Suppression Division (CSD)
arrested Mr. Ziskin in Bangkok, Thailand, on attempted murder and kidnapping charges. Mr. Ziskin was
released by a Thai criminal court judge on less than 10,000.00 USD bail at his first court appearance. The
arraignment hearing is scheduled for July 5th, 2021.
The Board of Directors has removed Mr. Ziskin from his role as CEO so that he may dedicate his full
attention to the matters in Thailand. Based on the photograph of Yu-Ching Wen taken at Nadimos restaurant at 7:00pm, 3&1/2 hours after the alleged kidnapping, extortion, attempted murder and violent assault Yu-Ching Wen claims he was subjected to. 1 and the facts below, Drop In Inc’s Board of Directors unanimously and vigorously, continues to support and applaud Louis Ziskin. Initial reports on the facts of the case presented by the international and domestic media outlets are patently false, misleading, and incorrect as a matter of fact.
- Mr. Ziskin was never a United States Marine or enlisted in any military service. In fact, he deeply regrets that The United States Marines are being presented in a negative light as he has the greatest respect for the United States Armed Forces Members as both his father and grandfather were servicemen and, he considers “servicemen and servicewomen to be real heroes.”
- Mr. Ziskin was NOT at, in, or near the restaurant where the alleged kidnapping took place. Neither was he in any CCTV footage in any area that the alleged crime took place. In fact, the only CCTV footage of Mr. Ziskin was illegally leaked footage of his arrest, which a Newsflare user edited to create the impression that Mr. Ziskin was, in fact, at the scene of the alleged crime. 2
- Newsflare refuses to respond to requests for source and sponsorship information and has left the story up as a sponsored item even after being made aware of the materially false information contained therein.
- Mr. Ziskin is 51, not 52. This fact illustrates that the media did not conduct the most basic fact check, as is their responsibility, regardless of the news source, before running materially false and misleading information.
- The UK Daily Mail ignored Mr. Ziskin’s willingness to comment and ran a hit piece rife with outright falsehoods, material errors, and photographs that misidentified the subjects; this piece also spent an inordinate amount of time highlighting company rather than facts of the case, caused direct financial harm to the company, and was written in a manner that the effect appears to have been deliberate.3 This story was picked up by many news outlets who also did not check the most basic facts.4
- The AP’s Grant Peck5 also admittedly did not check his email where Mr. Ziskin had “immediately responded” to offer comment and ran a story with materially false information that was picked up by ABC News and many other outlets. 6
- NBC News and others ran a story including materially false information, listing a Reuters byline that was picked up by many other outlets.7 Reuters NEVER ran any story on this incident and has launched an internal investigation into this matter. Ms. Kay Johnson, Thomson Reuters Bureau Chief for Thailand, assessed this matter and sent an official email, wherein she assured Reuters did not cover this story.
- Mr. Ziskin went to Thailand to file a criminal fraud complaint with the Economic Crimes Division of the Royal Thai Police. The report was based on fraud not, a bad business deal, as news and media outlets incorrectly reported. Sri Trang, a publicly-traded Thai company, has made clear through its legal counsel that all documents, orders certificates, delivery schedules, corporate correspondence sent to Drop In Inc by Emily Hsu the CEO of Collections Enterprise, a Taiwan company headed by Emily Hsu, the accuser Yu-Ching Wen, Ted Van, and David Lin that represented themselves as the EXCLUSIVE representative for Paddy the Room Trading Co LTD, a Thai company, headed by Luk-Fei Yeung Yeung, are fake and fraudulent. Sri Trang states that it never had any business dealing with Collections Enterprise or Paddy the Room Trading and was a damaged party previously and reported both companies to the Royal Thai Police, Crime Suppression Division, and Consumer Protection Police Division.
- The media has made no mention of the fact that, Mr. Ziskin did in fact, file a criminal fraud complaint against Collections Enterprise and Paddy the Room trading Company with the Economic Crimes Division of the Royal Thai Police. This complaint is currently being investigated based on voluminous evidence Mr. Ziskin provided to ECD prior to his arrest on May 15 and continues to provide to both, ECD and The Thong Lor police department’s investigating officer.
- Mr. Ziskin went to Thailand to file this fraud complaint after reporting the fraud to all relevant US authorities.
- Drop In Inc, at Mr. Ziskin’s direction and at great expense, has kept the 70,000 boxes of used latex gloves packaged in Sri Trang nitrile medical examination glove boxes, that were delivered, (out of the 400,000 boxes of Sri Trang Chemo rated Nitrile Medical Examination Gloves that were ordered and paid for) under lock and key at a secure warehouse in Los Angeles, in order to make sure they would not enter the medical system and, with the hope, that US authorities would retrieve them as evidence.
- Drop In Inc is contractually obligated to its customers to pursue this matter to the full extent of the law in every applicable jurisdiction.
- DropIn Inc’s Board of Directors stands firmly behind Mr. Ziskin while the Thai legal process continues to unfold based on Mr. Ziskin’s belief this is “bigger than profits because human lives are at stake,” his behavior that has clearly demonstrated that to us, his personal integrity, and significant additional evidence that the Board of directors has reviewed itself and believes proves, Mr. Ziskin’s innocence, and that Mr. Ziskin should never have been arrested in the first place. The Board of Directors continues to investigate and will share more details once they been independently verified.
- Mr. Ziskin has always been candid about his history as a convicted drug trafficker; he speaks to children, drug addicts, and at halfway houses. The Board of directors has found and continues to find his behavior since his release from prison exemplary and based on the evidence it has seen and examined, unanimously agrees that Mr. Ziskin’s behavior in this matter is no less exemplary and, looks forward to being able to reveal additional details as soon as Thai law allows. Further, the Board of Directors unanimously agrees that Mr. Ziskin’s history being used against him in this way, and nine years’ worth of good works and charity since his release being ignored, is horrific and makes his current behavior in the face of this fraud all the more commendable.
- Drop In Inc’s Board of Directors has ordered the creation of a website to enable the public to see the mountains of evidence including emails, chats, videos, and photos and will notifiy the public in the coming days when the site is ready. We encourage the public and the media who find this case of interest to examine the evidence on the site and offer comment if they have any additional information regarding Collections Enterprise Taiwan, Paddy the Room Trading Company Thailand or any of their employees and representatives including but not limited to Luk-Fei Yeung Yeung, Emily Hsu, Yu-Ching Wen, Ted Van and David Lin.
- Drop In Inc’s Board of Directors urges the public and media to independently examine the case having been handled by ECD under the direct supervision of the Office of the Attorney General, given the elements of cross-border organized crimes repeatedly committed across multiple jurisdictions. If you have any information about Collections Enterprise Taiwan, Paddy The Room Trading Co Thailand or For further information or media inquiries. Kindly contact [email protected]