CPV’s Central Committee to decide Nguyen Duc Chung’s fate

After Vietnam’s leadership has decided to hold a secret trial to try former Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung, the state-controlled media is rushing to report that the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s Central Committee has proposed to expel him from the party and add two more criminal charges to him.

Regarding the secret trial, people think that either the sentence is heavier or lighter than the sentence Mr. Chung should get. If the sentence is heavier now than it is, then it is the criminal prosecution that is why it needs to be closed. Many argued that Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung would be less convicted because the battle for seats was considered over here. But not! It seems that in the Nguyen Duc Chung case there are many hidden aggregates. If the exclusion from the party against Nguyen Duc Chung is taken for granted, then the fact that the added charges to Mr. Chung while the time to go to court is close, it shows that the sentence for Mr. Chung is not mild.

According to the state-controlled media, on December 1-2, in Hanoi, during the 50th meeting of the Central Inspection Commission, it considered and concluded on the issues related to party discipline. Mr. Tran Cam Tu – Secretary of the Party Central Committee cum chairman of the Central Inspection Commission chaired the meeting.

After considering the violations of Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung, the Central Inspection Commission concluded that Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung has seriously violated the Party’s regulations and the State’s laws on the protection of state secrets, violating the regulations on what Party members must not do, adversely affecting the reputation of the party organization and himself. Based on the Party’s regulations on disciplining Party members, the Central Inspection Commission proposed the Politburo and the Central Committee to consider expelling Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung from the Party.

Proposal to expel from the party with Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung

The Ministry of Public Security confirmed that Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung did not have serious illness

Thus, the tricks of using health issues for reducing the punishment of Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung and his whole family were not accepted by the Ministry of Public Security. There is unclear whether there is any grievance between Nguyen Duc Chung and Minister To Lam, but the Ministry of Public Security always rejects all requests to alleviate the punishment of the Nguyen Duc Chung family. For a communist official like Nguyen Duc Chung, finding a file about cancer or mental illness is not difficult. If the Ministry of Public Security accepts Nguyen Duc Chung’s family to handle the file in this direction, it is very simple.

In order to be simultaneously reported by the press about the medical history of Mr. Chung, it can be said that Mr. Chung’s family has taken care of the media very carefully, communication care is not low cost, so but in the end it was a failure as the Ministry of Public Security rejected. The police agency investigating the Ministry of Public Security did not accept the press reason to report. A pretty serious failure for Mr. Chung’s family.

It is known that in the detention center, Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung took the medicine prescribed by the doctor and the family moved in. His illness was not serious, so he did not have any special care conditions.

The Ministry of Public Security denied Mr. Chung’s illness

To neutralize public opinion, on the afternoon of December 2, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Security, Major General To An Xo, said the last health check at a Hanoi hospital showed “Mr. Chung’s health is normal, and he has no serious illness” and “In the past, the doctor said that Mr. Chung was at risk of cancer, but he treated it, now the disease does not develop.”

The indictment recorded the illness, but the representative of the Ministry of Public Security denied it.

Although Mr. To An Xo asserted that Mr. Chung did not have any serious illness, but at the indictment issued on November 20, the Supreme People’s Court said that the fact that Mr. Chung had a history of cancer, the first crime, had many successes in work and he should be considered for lowering punishment. Thus, there is a discrepancy between the police directly investigating and the representatives of the Ministry of Public Security. Some say he is sick while other reject. This shows that, in the investigative police agency, there are people who make indictments in favor of Nguyen Duc Chung. Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung used to be the police chief, knew many ministerial police, so it is understandable for someone to falsify the file for Mr. Chung. It is known that 1 of 3 people prosecuted with this Nguyen Duc Chung period is Pham Quang Dung, a former C03 investigator, who sold himself to Nguyen Duc Chung for $10,000 to steal documents from the police.

Responding to the press on the sidelines of the regular government press conference on the evening of December 2, Mr. To An Xo, chief of the Ministry of Public Security’s office, said that Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung, former chairman of Hanoi City People’s Committee, is currently in the investigative process responsible for different cases. Mr. Xo declined to answer about the role of Nguyen Duc Chung in three identified related cases, but Mr. Xo said: “the responsibility of the head is also relevant, making inappropriate decisions is also wrongdoing.”

To An Xo, who refutes most of the things in Nguyen Duc Chung’s favor

According to Mr. To An Xo’s words, Mr. Xo denied most of the reasons for Chung’s illness and forgot about Nguyen Duc Chung’s merit when he was a police officer. It is known that Mr. Chung was awarded the title Hero of the Armed Forces by the police at the age of 37, and was promoted to Major General at the age of 46. In the police, it can be said that Mr. Chung has achieved many feats. Thanks to that, Mr. Chung was in the position of Head, Deputy Director and then Director of Hanoi Police for a short time. Nowadays, these achievements are not helping Mr. Chung much. Because it seemed that the head of the Ministry of Public Security wanted him to be felony.

Add 2 other crimes for Nguyen Duc Chung

Mr. To An Xo said that on December 11, the Hanoi People’s Court will open the first-instance trial to hear Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung and his accomplices in the “appropriation of state secret documents.” However, in addition to this crime, Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung was also charged with two other crimes, which are smuggling and tax evasion.

Thus, the first time he appeared in court, Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung was only tried for disclosing state secrets. There were 2 other cases of smuggling and tax evasion at Nhat Cuong Company and the exclusive purchase of Redoxy chemicals- 3C related to the responsibility of Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung is still under further investigation. Mr. Xo said that the investigative agency is continuing to collect and investigate information and evidence “to know how much Mr. Chung is related to.”

Regarding the appropriation of state secret assets, To An Xo said the conclusion of the investigation, Mr. Chung used a Russian mobile phone SIM. His use of the Russian SIM is his personal right. Looking at a certain angle is to ensure confidentiality of personal life and work, he probably does not think it is to avoid investigation agency. The average person can also use many different SIMs. There is a junk SIM, registered SIM, sometimes the SIM you give, and sometimes it’s used for good purposes.

The article said Nguyen Duc Chung was investigated for 2 more crimes

On November 25, Mr. Chung, 53 years old, together with Pham Quang Dung, former officer of the Economic Crime Investigation Department, corruption, smuggling (C03, Ministry of Public Security) were prosecuted by the Supreme People’s Court. Appropriating documents of state secrets with a penalty of 10-15 years in prison, according to Clause 3, Article 337 of the 2015 Penal Code.

With the same crime, Mr. Chung’s private drivers, Nguyen Hoang Trung and Nguyen Anh Ngoc, 46 years old, former deputy chief of the Editorial Secretariat of the Hanoi People’s Committee Office were prosecuted under clause 1; sentence frame 2-7 years in prison. The sentence will be tried on closed on December 11 And with 2 more crimes at least Nguyen Duc Chung must go to court again to receive more sentences, and like Dinh La Thang, Nguyen Duc Chung may be convicted of many charges if all the crimes are heard.

Investigate two more crimes, revealing the accomplishment of his wife and son Nguyen Duc Chung

Talking about the crime of tax evasion and smuggling, in the indictment, Mr. Chung and his wife are those who have rights and obligations related to the case of Nhat Cuong Company – a serious criminal case supervised by the Central Steering Committee for Anti-corruption.

Mr. Chung’s wife, Ms. Nguyen Thi Truc Chi Hoa is among those who have rights and obligations related to the case that happened at Nhat Cuong company. Ms. Nguyen Thi Truc Chi Hoa is the owner of Minh Hoa Supermarket (No. 12 Dang Tien Dong, Hanoi) currently owned by Ms. Nguyen Thi Truc Chi Hoa and Nguyen Duc Hanh, son of Mr. Chung. At the same address, Mr. Hanh also set up Arktic Service Trading Co., Ltd. in late 2015 and then imported monopoly substances and the city bought with budget money.

Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung, as chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi, instructed departments, branches, and water supply and drainage businesses in the area to purchase RedOxy-3C chemical monopoly in a single place, Arktic Company. No need to bid.

It is known that Arktic Service Trading Co., Ltd. was established on November 2, 2015, headquartered at 12 Dang Tien Dong, Trung Liet ward, Dong Da district. The person who paid money to open the company was Nguyen Duc Hanh.

Address 12 Dang Tien Dong is also Minh Hoa supermarket, owned by Ms. Nguyen Thi Truc Chi Hoa and Mr. Nguyen Duc Hanh. Both have registered permanent residence at 174 Thai Ha, Trung Liet ward, but the accommodation is 88 Trung Liet, Trung Liet ward (same place as Mr. Chung). After the opening of the Arktic company, during the 3rd change registration on July 26, 2016, Arktic director is Mr. Nguyen Truong Giang, another capital contributor is Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Hang.

The “darling” enterprise at No. 12 Dang Tien Dong not only imports chemicals to sell exclusively to the city but also imports machinery and equipment for the public interest in huge quantities such as Cleaning vehicles Hako road CM600, CM1600, Citymaster road cleaning truck, tree mill, saw machine, multi-stage horizontal water pump, cultivator, lawn mower, water pump, saw machine …

Thoibao.de (Translated)