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‘Super thief' handed life sentence

Update: June, 12/2013 - 11:00

DA NANG (VNS)— The People's Court in central Da Nang City has handed down heavy sentences to three people found guilty of carrying out a series of thefts in the area between 2008-11 worth billions of dong.

At the end of the three-day trial on Monday, 31-year-old Dang Ngoc Tan, nicknamed the "super thief," was given a life sentence.

His accomplice, 30-year-old Nguyen Huu Phuoc, received a 14-year prison sentence.

Phuoc's wife was handed down seven years' imprisonment for receiving stolen goods.

The defendants were told to pay back VND13.6 billion (nearly US$654,000) to their victims. — VNS


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