|On July 30, the Hà Nội People’s Court sentenced Phan Văn Anh Vũ (also known as Vũ "Nhôm") to nine years in prison for “deliberately disclosing state secrets” under Article 337 of the 2015 Penal Code. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – The Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security has begun criminal proceedings against Hoàng Hữu Châu for “swindling to appropriate assets” in the case relating to Phan Văn Anh Vũ (also known as Vũ "Nhôm").
Châu, born in 1963 and residing in Ward 11, Phú Nhuận District, HCM City, was detained on Friday in line with Article 174 of the 2015 Penal Code, the Ministry of Public Security said on Monday.
He was accused of misappropriating hundreds of thousands of US dollars from Vũ by promising to help him and his relatives get US passports.
The agency is expanding the probe to clarify crimes committed by Châu and other individuals.
On April 17, seven other persons were temporarily detained for their alleged involvement in the case.
Vũ, 1975, a real estate mogul in the central city of Đà Nẵng, was charged with several serious criminal offences - deliberate disclosure of State secrets, tax evasion, abuse of power, and violations of State’s regulations on management and use of State assets, resulting in serious losses and wastefulness.
On July 30, the Hà Nội People’s Court sentenced Vũ nine years in prison for “deliberately disclosing state secrets” under Article 337 of the 2015 Penal Code. — VNS