HÀ NỘI — Prosecutors in the Việt Á COVID-19 test kit case have recommended a 19-20 year prison sentence for former Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long on charges of receiving bribes. Among the six defendants prosecuted for receiving bribes, former Minister Long received the most money from the Việt Á Company, totaling US$2.25 million. Former Minister Anh and former Deputy Minister Tạc were responsible for monitoring, managing, and organising the test kit research project. Tạc even chaired a press conference about the Việt Á test kit, and Anh signed a decision to reward the company. Concerning the Việt Á Company, Việt corroborated Huỳnh’s statement.
Mar 21 2023