Senior government official mired in Vinalines corruption case

Hanoi: Sentenced to death for embezzlement, the ex-boss of Vinalines is not departing the land of the living without kicking off another scandal.

Duong Tri Dung, while still on death row, has been giving evidence at his brother’s trial. Yesterday, Dung alleged he had paid large sums to a senior Communist Party figure, the deputy minister of public security, in an effort to avoid prosection.

Dung fled the country after the near-collapse of Vinalines under some $3bn of debt but was apprehended in September 2012 in Cambodia.  [09/01/13]



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