Ho Chi Minh City's prosecutors have pressed charges against a former official presiding over the loss of 53,000 tons of gas.
According to the indictment, after taking a post as chief of Elf Gaz Saigon's Development Department in April 2008, Nguyen Hoang Duc Tri discovered that a significant portion of gas had gone missing.
However, Tri failed to report the loss to city leaders. Instead, prosecutors say he falsified records and filed false reports, according to HCMC prosecutors.
Tri only reported the loss on September 24 the same year when more gas went missing.
It was estimated that 562,472 tons of gas, worth more than VND8.7 billion (US$446,153), disappeared at that time, prosecutors say.
Tri will face charges of "deliberately violating"¦" in the loss of 53,110 tons of gas worth more than VND848 million ($43,487), considering he took the post since April 2008, prosecutors say.