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Couple sentenced to prison for cheating

Update: November, 09/2016 - 14:57
The victims of a cheating case. A couple in Hà Nội was sentenced to prison for abusing trust and appropriating more than VND15.2 billion ($181,000). – Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NÔI – The People’s Court in Hà Nội has sentenced a husband and wife to prison for abusing trust and cheating their acquaintances of more than VNĐ15.2 billion (US$181,000).

Mai Thị Mỹ Hạnh, 39, and her husband, Phạm Văn Thùy, 44, residents of Thạch Bàn Ward in Long Biên District, on Tuesday were sentenced to eight and 15 years in prison, respectively.

According to the indictment, in 2008, Hạnh established a company that trades in building materials and freight. Later, after some losses, she and her husband converted it into a real estate business and started borrowing money from acquaintances for the business. Hạnh committed to pay high interest.

Between 2009 and 2011, the couple cheated five people of more than VNĐ15.2 billion (US$181,000). They absconded to the southern province of Bình Phước after they were implicated for cheating and their company became insolvent.

A wanted notice was issued against them, and last December, the couple was arrested. – VNS



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