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Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) – The Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security on July 3 commenced proceedings against three former officials of Vung Tau city of the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, on the charge of deliberately violating legal regulations on economic management causing serious consequences.

Phan Hoa Binh and Truong Van Tri - former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Vung Tau city People’s Committee, respectively, and Nguyen Thanh Son, former chief of the municipal Urban Management Department, violated principles relating to land management and conversion of the land use purpose.

According to initial information provided by the police, from December 17, 2010 to January 18, 2011, Binh and Tri signed a total of 71 decisions allowing the conversion of the land use purpose for a total area of 243,000 metres for three construction projects in Vung Tau city.

The projects included the Metropolitan project developed by An Khang real estate joint stock company, the Khang Gia Han luxury apartment-services complex, developed by Khang Gia Han investment joint stock company, and the Vuon Xuan project, invested by Dong Duong real estate joint stock company.

The Investigation Police Agency found many violations in those decisions.

Concerning violations at the Metropolitan project, the Investigation Police Agency for Corruption -related Crimes started legal proceedings against and detained Vu Quoc Tuan, chief of the municipal Natural Resources and Environment Department for deliberately violating legal regulations on economic management causing serious consequences , and Ngo Minh Phuong, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the An Khang JSC for swindling.-VNA