Former bank tycoon faces more charges

Nguyen Duc Kien, former Vice Chair of the founding council of the Asia Commercial Bank (ACB) will face another charge of fraud under Article 139 of the Criminal Code.

The Police Investigation Agency under the Ministry of Public Security made the announcement on September 18.

The agency arrested Kien on August 20 for alleged illegal trading under Article 159 of the Criminal Code. The arrest was made following lodged complaints about law-breaking activities at the three companies at which Kien acted as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and investigation results.

In another case involving defendant Nguyen Duc Kien, the Police Investigation Agency has decided to prosecute him for deliberate violation of the State’s regulations on economic management causing serious consequences under Article 165 of the Criminal Code.

The agency also arrested Director Tran Ngoc Thanh and Chief Accountant Nguyen Thi Hai Yen of the ACB Hanoi Investment Joint Stock Company for being accomplices. They are being held in custody to serve further investigations.

VNA/VOV online