|Lâm Văn Liêu and Huỳnh Thị Rảnh are at the trial. — Photo vtc.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Tây Ninh People’s Court yesterday began hearing the case against Lâm Văn Liêu and Huỳnh Thị Rảnh for defrauding several people through multi-level marketing and by appropriating properties online.
Investigation revealed that Liêu, 54, from Trà Vong Commune, Tân Biên District, enticed more than 500 people to deposit a total of VNĐ6.6 billion (US$293,300) into his account to buy tourism packages from the Southeast Asia Diamond Holiday Co Ltd for travel to other countries.
Rảnh, 58, from Ward 4, Tây Ninh City, also convinced more than 600 people to deposit a total of more than VNĐ10 billion ($444,400) into her account to purchase the same product.
On the first day of the trial, the jury questioned more than half of the victims.
Due to the large number of victims -- more than 1,000 people -- the trial, which began yesterday, will continue till this Saturday. — VNS