|The People's Court of the southern Kien Giang Province yesterday found six former officials of a hospital guilty of embezzlement and causing losses of nearly VND4.5 billion (US$204,000) to the state budget. — Photo laodong.com.vn
KIEN GIANG (VNS) — The People's Court of the southern Kien Giang Province yesterday found six former employees of the Vinh Thuan District General Hospital guilty of embezzlement, abusing their position and irresponsible behaviour.
They were also found guilty of causing losses of nearly VND4.5 billion (US$204,500) to the state budget.
Nguyen Van Dung, 50, former chief of the finance and accounts department, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for abusing his power and authority to appropriate state assets, violating state regulations on economic management and causing serious consequences.
Tran Hen, 34, a former accountant of the hospital, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for misappropriating state assets.
To Thi Ky Tran, 35, a former accountant, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for similar crimes.
Former cashiers Nguyen Thi Hoang Thom, 50, and Le Thi Hanh, 30, were sentenced to three years in prison each for similar crimes.
Nguyen Thi Dung Huong, 33, former deputy chief of the department, was sentenced to one year in prison for her irresponsible behaviour that had serious consequences for the hospital.
According to the indictment, Dung abused his power and authority to instruct accountants and cashiers to steal money amounting to VND2.2 billion ($100,000), while collecting hospital fees.
Former accountants Hen and Tran also abused their positions to steal nearly VND2.5 billion ($113,600), while collecting hospital fees.
Former cashiers Thom and Hanh were not good at their jobs and did not follow the regulations on financial management, leading to losses.
Huong showed lack of responsibility in management. He discovered that the accountants had stolen the money, but did not alert the hospital authorities to stop it.
The court also asked Dung and Hen return more than VND4 billion to the hospital, and Tran to return VND460 million. — VNS