Vietnamese court jails former central bank officials for bribery

State Bank of Vietnam’s ex-senior supervisor avoided death penalty by returning bribes, court says

State Bank of Vietnam, Hanoi
The State Bank of Vietnam

A Vietnamese court jailed several former central bank officials over a $12.5 billion financial fraud, and sentenced a property tycoon to death for her role in the case.

The court in Ho Chi Minh City passed the death sentence on Truong My Lan on April 12, after finding her guilty of bribery, violating banking regulations and embezzlement.

Lan was found guilty of siphoning off more than 304 trillion dong ($12.3 billion) with her accomplices from the Saigon Joint Stock Commercial Bank (SCB) between

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