People’s Procuracy asserts 137 million liters of fuel linked to Trinh Suong as fake
The Saigon Times
|Trinh Suong (C) and his accomplices at a trial court. A representative of the People’s Procuracy of Dak Nong Province during a trial court on April 16 put forward many arguments to affirm that 137 million liters of fuel in a substandard fuel production ring linked to fuel trader Trinh Suong are fake – PHOTO: CAND.COM.VN|
HCMC – A representative of the People’s Procuracy of Dak Nong Province during a court hearing on April 16 put forward many arguments to uphold that 137 million liters of fuel in a substandard fuel production ring linked to fuel trader Trinh Suong , chairman and director of My Hung Co., Ltd, are fake.
The trial on April 16 continued after the provincial People’s Procuracy released an indictment recommending sentences against fuel tycoon Trinh Suong, with 12-13 years behind bars for producing and trading in fake goods.
During a trial session on April 14, a lawyer of Suong cited Point b, Article 8, Clause 3 of Decree No.185 dated in 2013 as stipulating that goods whose quality is below 70% are considered fake items and requested the Procuracy to re-determine whether the amount of fuel blended by Suong was fake or not.
However, the People’s Procuracy representative said that the lawyers of Suong had misunderstood Clause 3. Article 8, Clause 3, of the decree includes eight points regulating the definition of a fake product. Any item violating one of these eight points is considered fake. Meanwhile, the lawyer only mentioned Point b without taking into account the remaining points.
The People’s Procuracy representative added that the fuel blended by Suong had violated Point a, Article 8, Clause 3, stipulating regulations on goods without use value, function; goods with use value, functions not in line with the nature and name; goods with use value, functions not on par with their registered, announced use value, functions. Therefore, the local People’s Procuracy asserted that the fuels blended by Suong are fake.