US police extradite swindler back to Vietnam

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US police have handed over to their Vietnamese counterparts a man wanted in a multimillion dollar fraud case, Tuoi Tre (Youth)newspaper has reported.

Huynh Van Nga, 47, was arrested in the US and then expelled from that country after local authorities found that his marriage to an American national was a sham, according to the news report.

It said he fled the country in 2010, after divorcing his wife in Vietnam, and then entered the fraudulent marriage in order to immigrate to the US.

He managed to flee before the Ho Chi Minh City Police Department placed an international arrest warrant on him in early 2011.

Nga was accused of mortgaging the assets of Thien Son Phu Trade and Manufacturing Ltd., Co. to several banks for loans worth hundreds of billions dong (VND100 billion equals US$4.69 million), during the time he served as the company's vice director, police said.

The man was handed over to HCMC police on July 9.

He is now being investigated on the charge of "abusing others' trust to deprive them of their property." 

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