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FOUR MORE FOUND GUILTY IN SPRAWLING VINASHIN CORRUPTION SCANDAL

Monday, 24 June 2019 02:12

A court in Hanoi yesterday sentenced Vinashin’s former chairman Nguyen Ngoc Su to 13 years in prison for “abuse of power or position to appropriate property” in the latest chapter in a sprawling corruption case that has rattled Vietnam’s top shipbuilding group.

The state-owned giant’s former general director Truong Van Tuyen, former deputy general director Pham Thanh Son and former chief accountant Tran Duc Chinh received 7-year, 6-year and 17-year sentences respectively on the same charges.

The defendants have returned the money they admitted to appropriating from local OceanBank in a four-year period through to 2014. Each jailed man managed to pilfer hundreds of thousands of dollars in elaborate corruption schemes.