|Former Deputy Chief Inspector of the Dak Nong Province's Department of Transport, Le Dinh Trong (in black), has been prosecuted for bribery. — Photo nld.com.vn
DAK NONG (VNS) — The People's Procuracy of the Tay Nguyen (Central Highland) Province of Dak Nong has prosecuted Le Dinh Trong, the former Deputy Chief Inspector of the provincial Department of Transport, for bribery.
According to the procuracy's indictment, the inspection team led by Trong had confiscated four containers from the Hiep Toan Limited Company in HCM City because of overloading in early 2013. However, after four days, they were released without penalty because this was their first offense. Trong demanded a bribe of VND20 million (US$920) from Nguyen Trong Toan, an employee of Hiep Toan Limited Company, in exchange for ignoring the load limits on their vehicles.
From May to October 2014, 200 overloaded containers traveled from Dak Nong to HCM City and vice versa, but Trong did not fine them.
Toan was also prosecuted for bribery.
The provincial procuracy will refer the case to the court. — VNS.