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Former AVG Chairman detained in bribery probe

Update: April, 13/2019 - 21:18

 

Phạm Nhật Vũ, former Chairman of the Audio Visual Global JSC (AVG), has been detained for “giving bribes”. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security has decided to start legal proceedings against and detain Phạm Nhật Vũ, former Chairman of the Audio Visual Global JSC (AVG), for “giving bribes”.

The decision was made on April 12 in accordance with Clause 4, Article 364 of the 2015 Penal Code, the ministry said on Saturday.

It is part of an ongoing investigation into violations in the management and use of public investment capital causing serious consequences at MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation and relevant agencies.

The same day, the department decided to probe into Nguyễn Bắc Son, Trương Minh Tuấn, Lê Nam Trà and Cao Duy Hải for “receiving bribes” in the AVG case in line with Clause 4, Article 354 of the 2015 Penal Code.

An arrest warrant was also issued for Võ Văn Mạnh, Director of AMAX Valuation & Investment Consultancy Company Ltd, for “violating regulations on management and use of public investment capital causing serious consequences” as prescribed in Article 220 of the 2015 Penal Code. Mạnh served as an accomplice in this case.

The above-mentioned decisions and orders were approved by the Supreme People’s Procuracy the same day, and implemented by the Investigation Police Department on Friday and Saturday.

The department is mobilising forces to push ahead with the investigation into the case. — VNS

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