Vinalines former head guilty of corruption

Ho Chi Minh City: The former chairman of Vinalines used the money from a multimillion dollar corruption scandal at the state shipping company to buy apartments, investigators from the Ministry of Public Security have said.

Duong Chi Dung, the former chairman of Vinalines, is facing several charges of embezzlement and inappropriate purchase of an old and damaged dock from Russia at an unreasonable price. The Supreme People's Procuracy will consider ratifying the charges.

Meanwhile, Dung, Mai Van Phuc, former Vinalines’ general director, Tran Huu Chieu, former deputy general director, and Tran Hai Son, former general director of the Vinalines Shipyard, also face charges of embezzlement. [16/10/13]

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