Corrupt Bank Officials Get Death Sentence in Vietnam

November 17, 2013

United States bankers may rarely see the inside of a prison cell, but the Vietnamese are taking financial corruption far more seriously. Vu Quoc Hao and Dang Van Hai have both been sentenced to death by lethal injection after a trial lasting just nine days in Ho Chi Minh City.

“They were given the sentences for embezzlement of assets, mismanagement, abuse of power and fraud, [and] causing serious consequences to the state,” reported state TV programming.

The sentence is part of a recent effort to clean up corruption, which has grown rampant in Vietnam.