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More former bank officials under investigation

Update: January, 11/2019 - 06:00
Đoàn Ánh Sáng, former deputy director general of the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Việt Nam (BIDV), is among the bank’s former officials being prosecuted for violating regulations on banking activities. — Photo laodong.com.vn
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HÀ NỘI — Criminal proceedings have been launched against more former officials of the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Việt Nam (BIDV) charged with “violating regulations on banking activities, other activities relating to banking activities,” the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

Trần Bắc Hà, former chairman of the State-owned bank’s Board of Directors, has faced this charge – regulated in Article 206 of the 2015 Penal Code – since late November 2018. He is now being investigated for more violations relating to the approval of credit for Trung Dũng Trade and Tourism Co. Ltd.

On Wednesday, the investigation police agency of the Ministry of Public Security also launched criminal proceedings against five other BIDV officials for the same charge. They have been put into temporary detention.

They include Đoàn Ánh Sáng (former deputy director general of BIDV), Ngô Duy Chính (former director of the bank’s Hà Thành branch), Nguyễn Xuân Giáp (former deputy director of the branch), Phạm Hồng Quang (former head of the branch’s corporate customers division) and Đặng Thanh Nam (former employee at the division).

Meanwhile, Đoàn Hồng Dũng, director of Trung Dũng Company, was charged with “abusing prestige to appropriate assets” under Article 175 of the 2015 Penal Code. He was also taken into police custody.

Last November, several other BIDV officials were detained and investigated for violating banking regulations.

Trần Bắc Hà, who is also the former secretary of the BIDV Party Committee, was dispelled from the Party. The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission said he held primary responsibility for the wrongdoings and shortcomings of the BIDV Party Committee’s standing board for the 2010-15 and 2015-20 tenures. — VNS

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