SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San
Francisco businessman jailed in Thailand was indicted in federal court
here on three charges related to sex with children, the U.S. attorney's
office announced Friday.
White, 68, was arrested in Thailand last year at the behest of Mexican
officials, who accuse the financier of similar crimes and want him
extradited to stand trial. White founded the brokerage firm Thomas White
& Co. in 1978.
White owns homes in San Francisco, Thailand
and Mexico. The federal indictment says White traveled many times to the
homes outside Bangkok and near Puerto Vallarta to have sex with
He's also accused of traveling to Prague,
Czech Republic, to produce child pornography, according to the U.S.
attorney's office in San Francisco.
White is charged with two counts of
conspiring to travel overseas with the intent to have sex with children
and one count of conspiracy to sexually exploit children.
In addition, federal prosecutors want to
seize his homes in Thailand and Mexico. Failing that, prosecutors will
attempt to seize two properties White owns in San Francisco.