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Five police officers sentenced to prison

Update: March, 12/2015 - 08:00
The People's Court of Ninh Binh Province yesterday sentenced five former police officers to 20 months to 22 years in prison for abuse of power and embezzlement. — VNS Photo Van Dat

NINH BINH (VNS) — The People's Court of Ninh Binh Province yesterday sentenced five former police officers to 20 months to 22 years in prison for abuse of power and embezzlement.

The five individuals worked for the Thai Nguyen Police Department.

Nguyen Viet Hoa, born in 1976, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for abuse of power.

Four other police officers received from 6 months probation to 21 months in prison.

According to court papers, at the beginning of 2012 Hoa and another accomplice were ordered to track down Tran Van Hung, who was on the run for murder and drug trafficking.

Knowing that Hung was in hiding in Ninh Binh Province, Hoa and others managed to find him, but later agreed to embezzle VND2.5 billion from Hung.

During his time in temporary detainment, Hoa also ordered his accomplices to threaten another person who denounced his act of embezzlement. — VNS

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