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Man wanted in embezzlement case held

Update: July, 09/2015 - 15:48

Wanted man Giang Kim Dat was caught on Tuesday after being in hiding for five years. — Photo docbao.biz

HA NOI (VNS) — The police have caught a man involved a high-profile corruption case, five years after an international warrant was issued for his arrest after he fled abroad.

Giang Kim Dat, born in 1977 and a native of Thai Binh Province, was caught on Tuesday.

The location and the circumstances in which he was caught have not been revealed.

Dat was one of the key offenders in an embezzlement case that was unveiled five years ago at the Vinashin Ocean Shipping Co., Ltd or Vinashinlines.

The alleged offenders in this case had been charged with "intentionally violating state regulations on economic management, leading to serious consequences; embezzlement; concealment and sale of ill-gotten assets and hiding of criminals."

The investigative agency under the public security ministry started probing the case on August 23, 2010.

But before that, Dat fled abroad.

In his initial questioning, Dat reportedly said he had embezzled US$19 million. — VNS

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