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Đắk Nông vice principal accused of embezzling funds

Update: August, 21/2018 - 18:00
A front view of the Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm Secondary School in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông. — Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐẮK NÔNG — The vice principal of Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm Secondary School in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông has been charged with appropriating more than VNĐ170 million (US$7,300) from the school and State budget over the past four years.

The provincial People’s Procuracy on Monday approved the decision to prosecute and issue a four-month detention order against the vice principal Võ Thị Thúy Oanh in accordance with Article 353 of the Việt Nam Penal Code.

According to the Gia Nghĩa Town Inspectorate, in 2014 and 2015, Oanh took advantage of her position and authority of a principal to forge three contracts to draw money from the school’s State budget worth VNĐ175.7 million. Inspection results confirmed that Oanh was the mastermind behind this “wrongdoing”.

The inspectors also found that the school misused of salary and allowance payment to teachers and the parents’ fund with VNĐ50 million and VNĐ95 million, respectively.

The town’s People’s Committee asked the school to return all the above expenses.

The provincial authorities also decided to impose administrative penalties on Oanh and the chief accountant, Trương Thị Thủy Quyên, for nearly VNĐ60 million.

On March 9, Chairman of Gia Nghĩa Commune’s People’s Committee Trần Đình Ninh decided to demote Oanh from principal to vice principal of the school for her “serious violation of regulations on anti-corruption”. — VNS

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