|Vũ Thị Bạch Nga was at the court which sentenced her to 27 months of imprisonment for producing fake seals and documents of an organisation. — Photo baotintuc.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội People’s Court today sentenced a 40-year-old woman to 27 months of imprisonment for producing fake seals and documents of an organisation.
Vũ Thị Bạch Nga, who lives in Thụy Khuê Ward, Tây Hồ District, was accused in 2011 of misappropriating money from several individuals.
Specifically, a man named Nguyễn Thanh Hà, who knew that Nga’s husband worked for the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUD), asked Nga to help him purchase a flat in the Việt Hưng Residential Quarter.
Other people also asked Hà to help them buy flats in the quarter and in the Vân Canh Residential Quarter.
They gave Nga a total of VNĐ5.1 billion (US$266,600).
In mid-2011, Nga asked a worker at the HUD to buy several flats in the two residential quarters. However, the prices of the flats had increased, so Hà declined the purchase.
Nga refused to return the money to Hà and instead used it to buy land in Sóc Sơn District in Hà Nội and a flat in Hà Nội’s Hoàng Mai District. Nga lied to Hà, saying she could not get back the money from the HUD.
Nga produced fake seals and documents from the HUD to support her story.
However, Hà discovered that the documents were fake and accused Nga of cheating.
During the investigation, Nga paid the victims VNĐ4.1 billion ($182,200). — VNS