Viet A’s general director faces 26-year jail term

December 28, 2023

HCMC – Phan Quoc Viet, founder and general director of Viet A Technology Corporation, would get a jail term of 25 or 26 years if he is found guilty in the notorious Covid-19 test kit price gouging scandal. The prosecution has proposed Phan Quoc Viet be imprisoned for 15 years for abuse of power and 10 to 11 years for violating bidding regulations. Former Colonel Ho Anh Son, deputy director of the Institute of Biomedicine and Pharmacy at VNMU faces a jail term of 11-13 years. The indictment said when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, VNMU proposed developing test kits for research purposes with a total budget of VND18.98 billion. Phan Quoc Viet, leader of Viet A, used the test results to apply for a circulation permit.

The source of this news is from The Saigon Times