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Lawyer prosecuted on fraud charges

Update: February, 20/2012 - 10:40

HA NOI — The Ha Noi Police Department has charged former head of the Viet My Law Office Nguyen Viet Ha and an accomplice for fraud and property appropriation.

Ha, 50, together with Ha Noi-based Quang Tan Investment Joint Stock Company director Nguyen Huy Vui, used tricks such as partnership establishment for contract bidding to allegedly steal money from enterprises involved in site clearance and the provision of sand to the Phu Quoc International Airport construction project in southern Kien Giang Province.

Ha was accused of stealing VND6.3 billion (US$302,400) and Vui was charged with appropriating VND5.4 billion ($259,200) in the form of personal loans.

Ha has admitted to have spent VND2.3 billion ($110,400) on the operation of his law office and to cover personal debt. — VNS

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