The Ministry of Public Security's investigators launched a probe Wednesday into a five-star Ho Chi Minh City hotel's finances.
They have suggested that the hotel failed to pay nearly VND15 billion (US$770,020) in taxes between 2003-2008.
HCMC Tax Agency recently found that the Equatorial Hotel made a series of violations like failing to paying over VND6.3 billion ($323,408) in taxes, and missing over VND8.5 billion ($436,344) when paying taxes over the years.
This prompted the agency to hand the case over to police for a criminal investigation.
The hotel is a joint-venture between Hoang Viet General Services Company and Hong Kong-owned Planergo Company.