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Former Haiphong police chief stands trial for fraud

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Do Huu Ca, former Haiphong Police chief accused of swindling VND35 billion from a businessman involved in a case of tax evasion and illegal trading of invoices, began appearing in court alongside 12 other defendants today, April 10.

The trial, presided over by Judge Bui Van Tuan, is expected to last three days in the Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Court.

According to the prosecution, Ca allegedly received the money from Truong Xuan Duoc, who sought his help in a police probe into the illegal trading of invoices and tax documents.

Ca, a major general who served as director of the Haiphong City Police Department from 2010 to 2019, was arrested in December 2022. He admitted to the allegation and returned the money to the authorities, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

If convicted, Ca could face a jail sentence ranging from 12 to 20 years or even life imprisonment.

Among the co-defendants are Duoc’s wife, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, former Cat Hai District Tax Office head Nguyen Dinh Duong, and ex-tax office employee Do Thanh Hoai.

Duoc and his wife are facing charges of tax evasion, illegal trading of invoices, and bribery. Duong and Hoai are accused of accepting bribes from Duoc in exchange for helping him evade taxes.

The other defendants, including several business directors, face charges related to their involvement in the illegal invoice trading scheme and tax evasion.

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