Former Chairman of the Council of Members of the State-run Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) Nguyen Ngoc Su was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the charge of “abusing position and power to appropriate assets” at a first-instance trial in Hanoi on June 12.
The People’s Court of the central province of Khanh Hoa sentenced Phan Van Binh to 14 years in prison for “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration” at a first-instance trial on January 22.
The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh sentenced two people to life imprisonment for trafficking over 2.9 kg of Methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam at their first instance trial on August 14.
Pham Cong Danh, ex-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB), has been given a 20-year prison term for “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences” at the bank.
A court in Sydney, Australia has sentenced Le My Truc, who swindled more than 300 Vietnamese overseas students out of AUD466,000 AUD (about US$360,000) by selling them non-existent air tickets through Facebook, to 18 months of supervision.
A court in the Republic of Korea (RoK) has sentenced seven Indonesian crew members of a fishing vessel to 10-25 years in prison for killing their Vietnamese colleague last year, Vietnam News Agency reported on February 19.
A court in central Vietnam on September 14 sentenced a man to 4 years in prison for using stolen IDs to appropriate US$11,502 from online payment transactions between US-based Square Company and a customer.
A court in Hanoi on June 24 handed down prison terms to two Peruvian men for stealing from foreigners who stayed in luxury hotels in the capital city in January.
A Taiwanese man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for running a massive scam in which his accomplices pretended to be state investigators and swindled money from 33 Vietnamese victims.
The People’s Court of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai on December 5 sentenced nine men to one year in prison for causing social disturbance at the local industrial zone.
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on January 8 sentenced Lo Thanh Thao to three and a half years imprisonment and two years probation on the charge of “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”
Tran Vu Anh Binh, 38, and Vo Minh Tri, 34, were sentenced by a court in Ho Chi Minh City on October 30 to six years and four years in prison, respectively, for activities against the State.
A Tunisian court has sentenced former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila to 35 years in jail for embezzlement and misusing public funds.