Hanoi: The Hanoi People's Court yesterday sentenced to death two former executives of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) for embezzlement and mismanagement.
Former Vinalines chairman Duong Chi Dung and former general director Mai Van Phuc were both given the death sentence for their actions which saw Vinalines lose millions of dollars.
Tran Huu Chieu, former deputy general director of Vinalines, was sentenced to 19 years, while Tran Hai Son, director of Vinalines Ship Repair, got 22 years. The court also sentenced Bui Thi Bich Loan, Vinalines' former chief accountant to four years in prison; while Mai Van Khang, a member of the Vinalines project management board, and Le Van Duong, a former official at Vietnam Registry, were both given seven years behind bars. A pair of customs officials were also sent to jail for eight years. [17/12/13]