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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vietnam official sentenced to life in prison on corruption charges
Cynthia Miley at 12:00 AM ET

On October 18, 2010, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Procuracy sentenced the former deputy director of the Vietnamese Ministry of Transportation Huynh Ngoc Si to life in prison for accepting bribes. Si was convicted of receiving US$262,000 in personal bribes from the Japanese company Pacific Consultants International (PCI) in exchange for the winning bid on the East-West Highway project in Ho Chi Minh City. Si's sentencing came after four Japanese PCI executives pleaded guilty in November 2008 to paying US$820,000 in total bribes to Si. The Ho Chi Minh City People's Supreme Court ultimately reduced Si's sentence to 26 years in prison for taking bribes and abuse of power after his family returned US$143,000 to law enforcement officials.


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