Vietnam ex-minister took US$3 million bribes in MobiFone case: Police

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HANOI: Police in Vietnam have accused a former information minister of taking US$3 million in bribes in connection with a controversial deal at ...

HANOI: Police in Vietnam have accused a former information minister of taking US$3 million in bribes in connection with a controversial deal at state telecoms firm MobiFone, state media reported on Tuesday.

The MobiFone case is the largest corruption investigation so far in Vietnam's anti-graft campaign that has already engulfed hundreds of government officials.Audio Visual Global JSC chairman Pham Nhat Vu was arrested and accused of paying the bribes to Son, the news agency said. Police have accused 12 other people, including another former information minister and former executives of MobiFone, of bribery and mismanagement, the news agency said, adding that eight had been arrested.

 

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