Vietnam graft trial sends ex-oil execs off to prison

Posted: January 23, 2018 at 1:52 a.m.

Trinh Xuan Thanh (center) stands in court in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday before the former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison on charges of embezzlement and mismanagement.

HANOI, Vietnam -- A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a 13-year prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial.

In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Dinh La Thang appears in court in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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