|Phan Văn Anh Vũ, also known as Vũ ‘Nhôm’, was charged with violation of State regulations on land management. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 3,000 corruption cases have been conducted by the people's courts at all levels since 2009, with 5,605 defendants convicted of corruption, according to a recent Government report.
The report reviews the national anti-corruption strategy and the plan to implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
It highlighted positive results in the anti-corruption fight with strong actions and high political determination.
Việt Nam's corruption perceptions index, assessed by Transparency International, has increased.
In 2009, Việt Nam only got 2.6 out of 10 points, ranked 120 out of 180 countries.
In 2021, it gained 39/100 points and ranked 87 out of 180 on the global rankings.
Reviewing Việt Nam’s efforts to fight corruption over the past ten years, the report revealed that many high-ranking officials and leaders of Party and State agencies had been strictly punished.
The severe penalties had gained public consensus. The value of retrieved assets in corruption cases also increased over the years.
Inspections focused on sectors such as land management and use, construction investment, equitisation of State-owned enterprises, procurement of public property, personnel work and finance.
The civil judgment enforcement agencies had handled 12,857 cases and retrieved over VNĐ167 trillion from corruption.
In the past ten years, 1,141 officials holding leading positions were punished for failing in their responsibilities, leading to corruption.
Authorities inspected more than 102,700 units and agencies and found 4,971 officials violating the code of conduct and professional ethics.
The report cited major corruption cases, including Nguyễn Đức Kiên (ACB Bank); Huỳnh Thị Huyền Như (VietinBank); violation of State regulations on land management related to Phan Văn Anh Vũ; Phan Quốc Việt, president of Việt Á Company, accused of giving bribes; Trịnh Văn Quyết, former chairman of FLC Group, convicted of manipulating the stock market; Đỗ Anh Dũng, chairman of Tân Hoàng Minh Group, accused of fraudulent appropriation of property.
"The prosecution and investigation of major cases is a strong action against corrupt criminals, preventing corruption motives," the report stated. — VNS