Vietnam court sentences to death PetroVietnam ex-chairman in mass trial

Vietnam court sentences to death PetroVietnam ex-chairman in mass trialBy Kham Nguyen HANOI (Reuters) – A court in Vietnam sentenced to death a former chairman of state -run PetroVietnam on Friday after finding him guilty in a mass trial of 51 officials and bankers accused of graft and mismanagement that led to losses of $ 69 million. The death sentence for ex-PetroVietnam chairman Nguyen Xuan Son was the first time in years it had been given to such a senior former official and comes amid an intensifying corruption crackdown and maneuvering within the ruling Communist Party. The death penalty had been recommended by the state prosecution.



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