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Vinh Phuc, Quang Ngai leaders detained over bribe-taking allegations

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Several leaders of Vinh Phuc and Quang Ngai provinces have been placed in police custody on alleged charges of taking bribes in the Phuc Son Group JSC case.

Lieutenant General To An Xo, spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), announced today, March 8, that the ministry’s Police Investigation Agency decided to file charges against Hoang Thi Thuy Lan, secretary of the Party Committee of Vinh Phuc Province, and Le Duy Thanh, chairman of the Vinh Phuc Provincial People’s Committee, for bribe taking.

Dang Van Minh, chairman of the Quang Ngai Provincial People’s Committee and former director of the Department of Transport of Quang Ngai Province, and Cao Khoa, former chairman of the province, have also been arrested for the same charges.

Dang Van Minh (R), chairman of the Quang Ngai Provincial People’s Committee, and Cao Khoa, former chairman of Quang Ngai Province

With approval from the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the police searched the residences and workplaces of the two people.

This is the latest development in the police’s expanded investigation into Phuc Son Group’s violations of accounting regulations causing serious consequences.

The police have also detained four other individuals, including Ha Hoang Viet Phuong, head of the Management Board of Dung Quat Economic Zone and Quang Ngai Industrial Parks, former deputy director of the Quang Ngai Department of Transport; Pham Ngoc Thuy, deputy director of the department; Le Quoc Dat, director of the management board for traffic infrastructure projects, former head of the department’s division; and Pham Ngoc Cuong, deputy general director of Phuc Son Group.

The four were charged with violating bidding regulations causing serious consequences.

On February 26, Nguyen Van Hau, board chairman of Phuc Son Group JSC, and other leaders of the company were put in police custody for violating accounting regulations.

Hau and these executives were found to have committed forgery, manipulation, and deceit in the accounting of revenue and related assets, causing heavy losses for the State.

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