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Former director of Ca Mau Cape National Park detained for alleged embezzlement

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Phan Quoc Khai, former director of the Ca Mau Cape National Park, and some of his subordinates were accused of embezzling more than VND6.5 billion during 2016-2018 by establishing a slush fund.

Ca Mau Police on October 7 issued a decision to prosecute Khai, aged 55, and Mac Huynh Anh, 35, chief accountant, and detained them for four months over the alleged embezzlement of over VND6.5 billion from funds allocated to the national park.

Also prosecuted were three other executives of the national park comprising Nguyen Hoang Khanh, aged 40, treasurer; Nguyen Khanh Linh, 34, accountant; and Nguyen Van Nuoi, 42, staff of the administrative department. However, the three were put under house arrest for further investigation.

According to the initial investigation, Khai was found setting up a slush fund of VND450 million drawn from the park’s budget.

Regarding embezzlement, investigators found that Khai and his subordinates withheld funds allocated to the Mui Ca Mau National Park without clear payment documents.

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