It is expected that, on February 13, the High People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City will reopen the appellate trial of the case of manufacturing and trading in fake gasoline involving Trinh Sung and other defendants. The trial is expected to last for 5 days, from February 13 to 17.
Regarding the case, 30 defendants filed an appeal requesting for punishment reduction or petitioning for the judgment to be removed; 3 defendants protested from the Provincial People’s Procuracy Dak Nong. There are 6 defendants who have both appealed and protested by the Procuracy.
Another defendant complains
Recently, defendant Luu Pham Quoc Anh (SN 1987) also unexpectedly filed an appeal and petitioned to the High People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City before the appellate trial was reopened.
Accordingly, defendant Quoc Anh said that in this case, he was only the person who performed accounting and tax reporting services at the request of the client.
The defendant was completely unaware of the production and trading of fake gasoline of the people involved in the case, but was accused of being an accomplice to actively helping defendant Nguyen Ngoc Quan…
The trial was postponed due to the appearance of new circumstances
Previously, on October 14, 2022, the High People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City conducted an appellate trial of the case of Trinh Sang fake gas line, but this trial was postponed due to the appearance of new circumstances.
According to the Trial Panel, before the trial, defendant Nguyen Ngoc Quan sent a denunciation to the Higher People’s Procuracy in Ho Chi Minh City, and the High People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City, claiming that the defendant was only a guilty plea. on behalf of Mr. LMT, born in 1976, residing in Nha Be district, HCMC.
After that, Quan and Mr. T had a business cooperation to buy solvents to resell for a profit. Solvent trading is divided into two groups.
Group one is solvent goods purchased according to existing orders and sold, Quan and T.’s profits are divided in half. These goods are not imported to the warehouse, but transported directly to the buyer’s customer.
These solvents are often purchased by businesses and used to make industrial fuels, mixed with water-based paints to paint houses in construction, and used for cleaning in factories.
As for the second group, the solvent goods purchased and imported into the warehouse, Quan did not receive anything and did not know anything, but completely re-sold by T. Later, Quan learned that this number of goods was related to making fake gasoline.
The investigating agency then also determined that all activities of buying and selling solvents belonging to “group 1” mentioned above were not infringing. law and has nothing to do with the case. Criminal activities belong only to “group 2”.
After the case of making fake gasoline was discovered by the investigative agency, Mr. T. asked Quan to stand up and confess on his behalf so that he could stay outside to take care of Quan’s escape. Due to his lack of knowledge of the law, Quan stood up to plead guilty on behalf of Mr. T..
At the court hearing on October 14, the representative of the Procuracy said that it is necessary to summon the people involved in the trial to clarify the contents of the denunciation, to consider whether or not to plead guilty on behalf of the court.
The defense lawyer for defendant Quan also submitted many documents and evidence including text messages, audio recordings, etc., proving that defendant Quan confessed to the crime on behalf of Mr. LMT.
The case of manufacturing and trading in fake gasoline involving Trinh Sung and other defendants is actually 3 independent cases merged into one. The defendants in these 3 groups are not related to each other but are determined to have similar behaviors.
The cases include: The group of defendants Trinh Sang and his accomplices are accused of concocting 192 million liters, selling 188 million liters to the market, making an illegal profit of more than 151 billion VND; The group of defendants Dinh Chi Dung and his accomplices are accused of mixing and selling more than 4 million liters of fake gasoline to the market, earning an illegal profit of 2.4 billion VND; The group of defendants Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa and accomplices are accused of mixing more than 11 million liters of fake gasoline, earning more than 3.5 billion dong.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa also filed a petition, claiming that the defendant was Criminal civil relations. Pham Son One Member Company Limited of the defendant’s family specializes in trading chemicals according to the licensed list, operating in accordance with the law. The fact that the partners bought and sold to others to make fake gasoline was not known…