A senior official in Ca Mau was arrested 24 Dec for embezzling and turning a blind eye to wrongdoings causing a loss of $200,000 to a state budget meant to assist poor farmers.
Nguyen Thong Nhan, former director of the province’s agriculture department and manager of a Vietnam-Denmark fisheries project, is
charged with taking VND55 million and allowing his deputy Nguyen Trung Chanh to take more than VND120 million ($6,100) for personal spending from the project.
They misappropriated the sum by faking receipts for expenditure on non-existent training courses for farmers in Ca Mau, Vietnam’s
In total, VND3.9 billion ($ 200,000) is estimated to be illegally spent from the VND7.5 billion ($384,812) project meant to assist
farmers in fish and shrimp cultivation.
Nhan was expelled from the Communist Party of Vietnam in October.