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Dinh La Thang to stand trial on Jan 8
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Dinh La Thang to stand trial on Jan 8

The Saigon Times Daily

HCMC – Dinh La Thang, Trinh Xuan Thanh and 20 accomplices will stand trial on January 8 on charges of intentionally violating State regulations on economic management causing serious consequences.

The People’s Court in Hanoi City on December 27 decided to begin hearing the case on January 8, and the first-instance hearing is expected to end on January 21, Vietnamnet news site reports. 

The jury consists of five people, including two judges named Truong Viet Toan and Nguyen Ngoc Huan, and three jurors.

The three prosecutors are deputy director of the Hanoi People’s Procuracy Dao Thinh Cuong, senior prosecutor Nguyen Minh Dong and senior prosecutor Nguyen Manh Thuong. Two alternate prosecutors are also arranged to attend the trial.

Among the 22 defendants to stand trial, there are 12 defendants charged with intentionally violating regulations on economic management causing serious consequences. They are Dinh La Thang (former chairman of Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, or PVN), Phung Dinh Thuc (former general director of PVN), Nguyen Quoc Khanh (former deputy general director of PVN), Nguyen Xuan Son (former deputy general director of PVN), Ninh Van Quynh (former chief accountant cum head of finance-accounting-auditing at PVN), and Le Dinh Mau (former deputy head of accounting and auditing at PVN).

The others are Vu Hong Chuong (former head of Thai Binh 2 Project Management Unit), Tran Van Nguyen (former chief accountant of Thai Binh 2 Project Management Unit), Nguyen Ngoc Quy (former vice chairman of PetroVietnam Construction Corporation, or PVC), Nguyen Manh Tien (former deputy general director of PVC), Pham Tien Dat (former chief account of PVC) and Truong Quoc Dung (former vice general director of PVC).

The eight defendants charged with embezzlement include Nguyen Anh Minh (former deputy general director of PVC), Bui Manh Hien (former chief of PVC Office), and Luong Van Hoa (former director of Vung Ang-Quang Trach Project Management Board under PVC). In addition, Nguyen Thanh Quynh (former technical manager at Mien Trung Corporation), Le Thi Anh Hoa (former director of Quynh Hoa Co., Ltd), Nguyen Duc Hung (former head of finance-accounting at Vung Ang-Quang Trach Project Management Board), Le Xuan Khanh (former head of economics and planning at Vung Ang-Quang Trach Project Management Board) and Nguyen Ly Hai (former technical manager at Vung Ang-Quang Trach Project Management Board) are also included in this group.

Trinh Xuan Thanh and Vu Duc Thuan are the two defendants facing both charges.
 

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