Vietnam to try former oil executives in widened crackdown
December 28, 2017
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam will put on trial nearly two dozen former senior oil executives, state media reported Wednesday, as communist authorities widen their crackdown on corruption.
Among those facing charges are Dinh La Thang, a former member of the all-powerful Communist Party Politburo and a former head of state energy giant PetroVietnam, and Trinh Xuan Thanh, a former chairman of the board of PetroVietnam's Construction Joint Stock company, or PVC.
Thang is accused of "deliberately violating state economic management regulations, causing serious consequences" for his role in aw...