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Việt Trì leader detained for wrongdoing in land management

Update: August, 29/2018 - 04:00
Lê Sỹ Hồng, deputy chairman of Việt Trì City People’s Committee in Phú Thọ Province, is detained for prosecution of wrongdoing related to management of land use in the locality. - Photo viettri.gov.vn
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PHÚ THỌ — Police in the northern province of Phú Thọ’s Việt Trì City issued a decision to prosecute the deputy chairman of city People’s Committee for wrongdoing related to land use management in the locality.

Deputy chairman Lê Sỹ Hồng was detained on the charge of “abuse of position and power while on duty", regulated in Article 356 of the Penal Code, the Người Lao Động (Labourer) online newspaper reported on Monday.

The local investigation agency also issued a decision to prosecute three other people who are leaders and officials of the committee for the same behavior, the report said.

According to initial information, Hồng and his co-defendants were prosecuted and detained for investigation due to mistakes related to land management in Việt Trì City, including the conversion of land use purpose for many land lots in violation of regulations. — VNS

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