The case related to Nguyen Van Duong has exposed illegal activities and condemnable crimes. The cause of the case being uncovered originated from an online fraud incident in Phu Tho province in May 2017. A man named Le Van Huy hacked and intruded into the social media account of a relative of Ms. Vo Minh P. Huy took advantage of the family relationship to deceive Ms. P into purchasing phone cards and sending the card numbers to him. Through this method, Huy managed to misappropriate over 100 phone cards worth approximately 50 million Vietnamese Dong.
Ms. P later realized the deception and reported the incident to the provincial police force in Phu Tho. Thanks to the investigation work conducted by the police, the suspect Le Van Huy was arrested and confessed to using fraudulent phone cards to convert them into virtual money and participate in online gambling through the RikVip gaming platform.
During the investigation process, the law enforcement agencies uncovered a large-scale gambling ring and identified Nguyen Van Duong as the mastermind. Nguyen Van Duong, 43 years old, was the Chairman of the Council of Members of the High-Tech Security Investment and Development Limited Liability Company (CNC). The company was established in September 2011 with an initial capital of 20 billion Vietnamese Dong. CNC was granted a license to provide intermediary payment services, including e-wallet services, electronic payment gateway services, and collection and disbursement services, for a period of 10 years starting from April 2017.
However, prior to joining CNC, Nguyen Van Duong was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of UDIC Investment Joint Stock Company, a member company in the consortium of investors for the Bac Giang – Lang Son Expressway project. However, due to financial difficulties, the consortium withdrew from the project. The Ministry of Transport agreed to UDIC’s restructuring plan with the participation of another group of investors.
After uncovering the gambling ring led by Nguyen Van Duong, the investigative agency proceeded with the trial, and on November 30, https://nguyenvanduong.net 2018, the Trial Council pronounced sentences for Nguyen Van Duong and 92 other defendants. Nguyen Van Duong was sentenced to 10 years in prison, including 5 years for organizing gambling and 5 years for money laundering. Moreover, Duong was also obliged to reimburse over 1,300 billion Vietnamese Dong of illicit gains from the gambling operation. The majority of this amount has been recovered, but there is still an additional sum that Duong needs to contribute to the budget and provide collateral. At the same time, the investigative agency also temporarily seized other assets of Duong to ensure the enforcement of the judgment.
The exposed case of Nguyen Van Duong has caused shockwaves and raised serious issues of corruption and criminal offenses in society. It serves as evidence of the necessity to strengthen the legal system and enhance the quality of anti-corruption and crime prevention work in society. Only with fairness and transparency in handling complex cases like this can we build a civilized, just, and sustainable society.