HCMC – Phan Quoc Viet, founder and general director of Viet A Technology Corporation, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for abusing his power and violating bidding regulations in the notorious Covid-19 test kit price gouging scandal. After a three-day trial, the military court of Hanoi on December 29 issued its verdicts against four former officers of Vietnam Military Medical University (VMMU), Phan Quoc Viet, and two other defendants in the case mentioned above. Phan Quoc Viet got a 15-year jail term for abusing authority while executing official duties, and an additional 10 years in prison for serious violations of bidding regulations. Vu Dinh Hiep, deputy general director of Viet A, got six years behind bars for seriously violating bidding regulations. Three other defedants at the VNMU are accused of seriously violating bidding regulations.
Mar 21 2023