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Lam Dong chairman detained for allegedly taking bribes

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Tran Van Hiep, chairman of the People’s Committee of Lam Dong Province, has been detained on alleged charges of taking bribes in connection with an urban eco-resort project in the Central Highlands province.

The Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) filed charges against Hiep, 58, over his suspected involvement in the Dai Ninh urban eco-resort, tourism and commercial complex in Duc Trong District, Lieutenant General To An Xo, spokesperson of the MPS, said today, January 2.

This afternoon, the police searched Hiep’s residence in Dalat City to collect evidence, local media reported.

The arrest comes as the police are expanding an investigation into a case of giving and taking bribes and abuse of positions and powers while on duty in Lam Dong and other provinces.

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