Vinalines rocked by another corruption scandal

Hanoi: Another senior executive at state-run Vinalines is facing charges of graft.

Vu Khac Tu, a deputy director general at the firm, was detained yesterday, charged with embezzling more than $400,000 from a subsdiary.

He was accused of being involved in theft which took place at Quang Ninh Port Company between 2011 and 2012 during his tenure as general director.

Dinh Ngoc Uyen, a 61-year-old former deputy director of the port company, was arrested on June 6 for directing his subordinates to forge documents to appropriate the money. A cashier and a chief accountant were also arrested.

Vinalines former chairman Duong Chi Dung and the former general director Mai Van Phuc were given tdeath sentences earlier this year for another graft case which also saw a further eight people given jail sentences of up to 22 years.  [20/06/14]

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