Ex-lottery officials face charges for mismanagement

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Police in Binh Duong Province have suggested that two former officials from the province lottery company be brought to trial for wastefully spending US$10 billion (US$525,000) in state funds.

Binh Duong prosecutors on Tuesday said they have received the police request asking for charges against Vu Dinh Chau, 55, former general director of Binh Duong Lottery. Ltd. and Le Hoang An, 44, former chief accountant of the company.

Chau and An were accused of "being irresponsible and causing severe consequences."

They were detained May last year after investigators found that they had broken rules while investing in construction projects and had spent money carelessly, wasting large sums of company money.

Lottery companies in Vietnam are state-run.

According to investigators, Chau and An had caused losses of VND1.2 billion at the Binh Duong Commercial Center construction project,Vietnam News Agency reported Tuesday.

Binh Duong prosecutors are gathering information to open a trial.

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