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Three loan sharks on trial

Ha TinhMai Anh Tuan, Tran Van Binh, Luong Thuy Hong loaned a former banker more than 5.5 billion VND to raise more than 230 million VND in almost a year.

On March 26 Tuan, 42 years old, stayed in the Bac Ha ward; Binh, lives in Nghe An; Ms. Hong, 27, residing in the Nghi Xuan district, was tried by the Ha Tinh City Police and barred from leaving her residence for the crime. A series of loans in civil transactionsaccording to article 201 of the 2015 Criminal Code.

Suspect Tuan, Binh and Hong (from left to right) at the investigative agency.  Photo: Provided by the police

Suspect Tuan, Binh and Hong (from left to right) at the investigative agency. Photo: provided by police

According to the investigation, between 2020 and July 2021, Tuan, Binh and Hong lent Nguyen Thi Hang Ha, an employee of a bank branch in Ha Tinh, at an interest rate of 109% per annum. This means that the customer borrows one million dong of principal and has to pay 3,000 dong of interest every day. The above interest rate is 5 times higher than the maximum rate in civil transactions.

The authorities stated that, for almost a year, Tuan made illegal profits from usurious activities of nearly 44 million VND, Binh collected nearly 150 million VND, and Hang Huong more than 43 million VND.

In October 2021, Ha was tried and arrested by the Ha Tinh . Provincial Police Fraudulent asset seizure because fraud borrows billions of dong from many people to deceive customers, but actually it is used to gamble and play virtual money.

From Ha’s testimony about the origin of the cash flow, the police investigated a number of creditors, former bank employees, who carried out usury behavior.

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