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Dinh La Thang ineligible for bail
The Saigon Times Daily
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Dinh La Thang ineligible for bail

The Saigon Times Daily

HCMC – The Hanoi People’s Court has rejected a proposal to temporarily release Dinh La Thang, former chairman of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), said judge Truong Viet Toan, deputy head of the Hanoi Criminal Court.

According to the online version of Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper, Thang wants to spend the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday with his family before serving his jail sentence.

Toan said the court could not accept Thang’s proposal as there is no relevant regulation on this matter.
The Hanoi People’s Court on Monday sentenced Thang to 13 years in jail for intentionally violating State regulations on economic management causing serious consequences.

Meanwhile, Trinh Xuan Thanh, former chairman of PetroVietnam Construction Corporation, a subsidiary of PVN, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on the same count and to life in jail for embezzlement, so with the two sentences combined, Thanh will stay behind bars for the rest of his life.

The sentences for 20 other defendants ranged from two to 28 years in prison.

At the court, Thang asked the court to release him on bail as he can no longer do harm to society.

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