Former health minister faces 20-year jail term

January 08, 2024

The prosecution also proposed a jail term of 8-9 years for Nguyen Minh Tuan, former head of the ministry’s Department of Health Equipment and Works, and Nguyen Nam Lien, former head of the ministry’s Financial Planning Department. Meanwhile, Nguyen Huynh, former secretary of former Health Minister Long; and Nguyen Minh Tuan, former head of the ministry’s Department of Health Equipment and Works, might receive a imprisonment sentence of 9-10 years. Phan Quoc Viet, founder and general director of Viet A Technology Corporation, faces a jail term of 15-16 years for having given bribes and another 15-16 years in prison for violating bidding regulations and causing serious consequences. Vu Dinh Hiep, deputy general director of Viet A, could stay for 16-18 years behind bars for the same charges. For charges related to abusing power while performing official duties, the prosecution proposed sentencing Pham Xuan Thang, former Secretary of the Hai Duong Province Party Committee, and Pham Manh Cuong, former director of Hai Duong Department of Health, to 5-6 years in prison.

The source of this news is from The Saigon Times