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April, 29 2014 20:51:00

Vinalines verdict set for May 7

Duong Chi Dung (left) and Tran Hai Son (right) at the court. — File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Supreme People's Court will declare the final sentence of former Chairman of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) Duong Chi Dung and his alleged accomplices on May 7.

 

At the first trial on December 16, 2013, Dung and former Vinalines General Director Mai Van Phuc were sentenced to death for embezzlement, while others were imprisoned for deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences.

During the sixth day of the appeal hearing in Hanoi, the jury considered new documents provided by Russian authorities casting doubt over the supposed transfer of 1.666 million USD between the Singapore-based AP company, Russia's Global Success and Vinalines on July 7, 2007, as part of a deal for Vietnam to buy a floating dock.

Meanwhile, a representative of the Vietnam Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Maritime Bank) was questioned about former Vinalines Ship Repair Company Director Tran Hai Son's withdrawal of 2 billion VND (90,000 USD) at its Hai Phong and Hanoi branches between June 2008 and February 2009.

Dung and Phuc deny the charges of embezzlement and are pleading for less severe punishment.

Others also appealed for more lenient sentences and lower fines.— VNA/VNS


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