Trinh Xuan Thanh sentenced to life imprisonment

Former Chairman of PetroVietnam (PVN) Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC) Trinh Xuan Thanh on January 22 was sentenced to life imprisonment for his wrongdoings at the corporation.

Former Chairman of PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC) Trinh Xuan Thanh was sentenced to life imprisonment for his wrongdoings (Source: VNA)

Former Chairman of PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC) Trinh Xuan Thanh was sentenced to life imprisonment for his wrongdoings (Source: VNA)

Specifically, Thanh got a life sentence on the charge of “asset embezzlement” and 14 years in jail for “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences”. The combined penalty for both counts is life imprisonment.

Also charged with “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences”, Dinh La Thang, former Chairman of the Member Council of PVN, was given 13 years, while former PVN General Director Phung Dinh Thuc, and former PVN Deputy General Directors Nguyen Quoc Khanh and Nguyen Xuan Son were sentenced to 9 years in jail. 

The jury imposed a seven-year sentence on Ninh Van Quynh, former chief accountant and head of the department of finance, accounting and auditing of PVN, for the same charge.

Former Director General of PVC Vu Duc Thuan was sentenced to 7 years in prison  on the charge of “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences” and 15 years in prison for “asset embezzlement”. The combined prison term for both charges is 22 years in jail.

For the defendants accused of “asset embezzlement”, former Deputy Director General of PVC Nguyen Anh Minh has to serve a 16-year imprisonment, while a 10-year prison term was imposed on Bui Manh Hien, former Chief Office of the PVC, and Luong Van Hoa, former Director of PVC’s Vung Ang-Quang Trach Project Management Unit.

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