In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, Thai police Maj. Gen. Apichart Suribunya talks to reporters during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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A Thai court Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago.The case helped usher in a Thai law prohibiting commercial surrogacy for foreign clients.Shigeta is the son of an owner of a listed Japanese company and earns over 100 million baht ($3.18 million) in annual dividends, according to the court.Reports in Thai media in 2014 said he had fathered 16 children in Thailand, but the court's decision mentioned only 13 .
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