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Appeals court hears plea in insurance theft case

Update: June, 27/2014 - 09:05
At the first hearing held in October 2013, the Quang Ninh Court of First Instance had sentenced Bui Thi Thu Hang to life in prison. — Photo baoquangninh

QUANG NINH (VNS) — An appeals court yesterday began hearing leniency pleas made by a former insurance advisor and 13 accomplices found guilty in a huge swindling case.

At the first hearing held in October 2013, the Quang Ninh Court of First Instance had sentenced Bui Thi Thu Hang to life in prison, while her accomplices received jail terms ranging from three to 13 years.

They were found guilty of stealing VND 230 billion (US$10.9 million).

Hang was ordered to return VND211 billion (more than 10.04 million) that she had taken from clients.

According to the indictment, Hang created false receipts and applications for various types of VIP insurance packages to sell to customers.

A representative from the Prudential Life Insurance Company Viet Nam told the court that Hang and her accomplices misused the company's title and created forged documents and stamps to deceive clients.

The court had also ordered other defendants to repay hundreds of millions of dong each.

The hearing is scheduled to end today. — VNS

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