|Le Dinh Trong (centre) and other accused at the court which sentenced them for taking and giving bribes. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Minh
DAK NONG (VNS) — The Dak Nong Province People's Court yesterday sentenced former deputy chief inspector of the provincial Department of Transport Le Dinh Trong, 41, to seven years' imprisonment for taking bribes.
The court also sentenced Nguyen Trong Toan, 37, and Nguyen Xuan Chung, 48, to six years and three years in jail, respectively, for giving bribes.
The court took VND20 million (US$800) from amount Trong received as bribe and deposited it in the provincial public funds.
The indictment showed that from the beginning of 2014 to October 2014, Toan, who was a worker of the Hiep Toan Co Ltd in HCM City's District 9, transferred VND40 million ($1,700) to Trong's bank account so that the latter would allow him to transport 89 trips of cooking oil from the city to Dak Lak, Gia Lai and Kon Tum central highlands provinces, and 89 trips of wood from Dak Nong Province to HCM City. The weight of the goods exceeded the loading capacity at weighing stations.
From April to October 2014, Chung, who was worker of the Phuoc Hoa Transport Co Ltd in Buon Ma Thuot City in Dak Lak Province, transferred VND29 million ($1,200) to the bank account of Nguyen Tan Man, former deputy head of the mobile weighing station No 56, so that Man would not check the 173 overloaded trips of Chung's company.
Man, who took bribes from Chung, died in October 2014, and was not sentenced. — VNS