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Four officials arrested for embezzlement

Update: February, 18/2017 - 13:59
The investigative police under the Ministry of Public Security announced on Thursday they had begun criminal proceedings against five people, including four former State officials, for embezzlement in the criminal case at PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC). — Photo vnexpress.net

HÀ NỘI  The investigative police under the Ministry of Public Security announced on Thursday they had begun criminal proceedings against five people, including four former State officials, for embezzlement in the criminal case at PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC).

Four of them were held on remand.

The action was taken as the police expanded investigations into violations of State regulations on economic management resulting in serious consequences and property embezzlement at PVC which involves Trịnh Xuân Thanh, former Vice Chairman of Hậu Giang provincial People’s Committee and former chairman of the company.

Four of the arrested include three former officials of the Management Board of Vũng Áng – Quảng Trạch Project, a sub-division under PVC.

They are Lương Văn Hoà, 37, former director, Lê Xuân Khánh, 41, head of General Economic Affairs Department, and Nguyễn Lý Hải, 53, head of Technical Department.

Another is Nguyễn Thành Quỳnh, 44, director of the Technology Board of Central Corporation.

The only person who was not detained but put under house arrest was Lê Thị Anh Hoa, 38, director of Quỳnh Hoa Co. Ltd.

Last year, police initiated criminal proceedings against Trịnh Xuân Thanh for alleged violations of State regulations on economic management which led to losses of about VNĐ3.3 trillion (US$142 million) of PVC under his leadership.

The police also issued an international arrest warrant for Thanh as he fled the country to avoid conviction.

A number of former executive officials of PVC, including former Director General and former member of its Board of Directors Vũ Đức Thuận, Deputy Director General Nguyễn Mạnh Tiến, and former Chief Accountant Phạm Tiến Đạt have also been arrested. — VNS

 

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