The High-level People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City on May 22 rejected all appeals filed by four defendants who are former city officials accused of “violating regulations on management and use of State assets, causing losses and wastefulness”.
The High-level People’s Court in Hanoi on October 14 increased the penalty imposed on one of the four defendants charged with “abusing position and power to appropriate assets” at the State-run Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin).
Two former officers of the public security sector involved in the case of acquiring public properties and land in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City had their jail sentences reduced at an appeal trial in Hanoi on June 13.
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on April 22 postponed an appeal trial that had been proposed by the HCM City People’s Procuracy to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of defendants and others connected to a case involving losses incurred by Dong A Bank (DAB).
The high-level People’s Court in Hanoi has announced that it will open the appeal trial on an online gambling case involving huge amount of money mounting to trillions of dong and two former generals in the public security sector on March 5.
The high-level court in Ho Chi Minh City on December 5 opened an appeal trial on the case of former Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Dang Thanh Binh and four accomplices in connection with the economic losses of over VND15 trillion (US$656.2 million) at the Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB).
The High-Level People’s Court in Hanoi lowered the prison sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu, who was found guilty of “deliberately disclosing state secrets”, from nine to eight years at an appeal trial on October 31.
The Supreme People’s Court on May 7 began the appeal trial of the case on “asset embezzlement” and “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences” at PetroVietnam Construction JSC (PVC), a subsidiary of the national oil and gas giant PetroVietnam (PVN).
The High-Level People’s Court in Hanoi on April 10 began to hear the appeals of Chau Thi Thu Nga, former Chairwoman and General Director of the Land and Housing Construction and Investment JSC (Housing Group), and her accomplices in the case of “swindling to appropriate assets” at the B5 Cau Dien housing project.
A Vietnamese-Australian woman convicted of attempting to smuggle 1.6 kilograms of heroin from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney had her death sentence commuted to life at an appeal trial on November 21.