According to the lawyer, in this case, the authorities will expand the investigation to clarify the behavior of this group of people, whether or not fraud, money laundering …
The Criminal Police Department of Thanh Hoa Province said that it has just prosecuted the case and prosecuted the accused against Le Thi Huong (SN 1995, in Sub-zone 9, Thieu Hoa town, Thieu Hoa district, Thanh Hoa province). to investigate the crime of “illegally collecting, storing, trading, and disclosing information about bank accounts”.
|Le Thi Huong works with the police agency.|
Accordingly, at the police station, Le Thi Huong confessed that from the beginning of 2021 until now, Huong has worked as a freelance accountant in Ho Chi Minh City. Here, Huong knows two people named Dung and MyMy (whose background is unknown). Huong accepted to let Dung lease 3 of her bank accounts for 2 million VND/month.
In addition, Dung also suggested that Huong find more people to open a bank account to receive money transferred in. For each bank account used to receive money, Dung will pay 1 million / month.
By the beginning of May 2022, Le Thi Huong returned to her boyfriend’s hometown in Dong Thanh commune, Dong Son district (Thanh Hoa) to entice and entice 12 other people to use personal information to open 54 bank accounts and pay rental fee for each account 600,000 VND/month.
Then, Huong brought the above account number to Dung to rent it back to enjoy the difference. Most of these accounts are owned by people who do not know that opening accounts to rent or lend is illegal.
Initially, the authorities discovered dozens of bank accounts carrying out many transactions with signs of crime with amounts of up to tens of billions of dong.
|Lawyer Diep Nang Binh talked to PV Infonet about the case.|
Talk to PV Infonet Regarding the above issue, lawyer Diep Nang Binh – Head of Tinh Thong Law Office said: “Currently, the illegal exchange and sale of bank account information is taking place very complicatedly, causing many consequences. negative.
Specifically, many subjects use bank accounts in other people’s names to pay for fraudulent activities to appropriate assets or as payment gateways for illegal online games. In addition, the state management of the service of opening bank accounts is still quite limited, thereby creating a loophole for criminals to exploit.
In order to successfully carry out criminal acts, the subjects often use many sophisticated methods and tricks such as taking advantage of the name of a bank employee who is working as a target to open an ATM card account to mobilize students. employees or workers with low income, limited knowledge of the law open a free or low fee account.
Then the account holder’s buy or lease agreement and manage the bank account system with a self-programmed application. Performing anonymous tricks in the cyber environment in order to conceal criminal acts, making it difficult for the police force to investigate, verify and handle… Therefore, in this case, the agency The function will expand the investigation to clarify the behavior of this group of subjects, whether or not fraud, money laundering … “.
In addition, lawyer Diep Nang Binh also analyzed: “In order to limit this situation, the competent authorities need to tighten the management of bank accounts and credit accounts with payment functions; increase administrative sanctions as well as criminal sanctions for this type of crime.
Besides, people need to raise awareness in opening bank accounts and managing related information; limit sharing of personal information such as citizen identification, phone number on social networks; should not open too many bank accounts for the purpose of buying, selling, exchanging, giving.
According to lawyer Diep Nang Binh, the timely detection, struggle and clarification of the case by the Thanh Hoa provincial police agency was particularly interested and appreciated by the public. Along with that, the early handling of the subjects will also contribute to a warning and deterrence for any case if a mistake is made.
All acts of violating the law must be strictly punished by the law with relevant regulations. On the basis of evidences and documents related to the competent authorities’ execution of the order to prosecute the case and prosecute the accused in this case, it is in accordance with regulations.
Regulations related to the form of handling this type of crime are specified in a number of articles and clauses of the Penal Code. Accordingly, comparing with Article 291, Section 2, Chapter XXI, Penal Code 2015 (amended in 2017), if there are enough grounds to determine this crime, the violator will be subject to the lowest level of punishment. a fine of between VND 20,000,000 and 100,000,000 or a non-custodial reform for up to 3 years, the highest being a fine of from VND 200,000,000 to VND 500,000,000 or a prison term of between 2 and 7 years.
Specifically as follows: Those who illegally collect, store, exchange, buy, sell or publicize information about other people’s bank accounts with the number from 20 accounts to less than 50 accounts or make any profit from 20,000,000 VND to under 50,000,000 VND, the offenders shall be subject to a fine of from 20,000,000 VND to 100,000,000 VND or a non-custodial reform for up to 3 years.
Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be subject to a fine of between VND 100,000,000 and 200,000,000 or a prison term of between 3 months and 2 years: Collecting, storing, exchanging, trading, or disclosing unauthorized information about other people’s bank accounts with the number from 50 accounts to less than 200 accounts. Organizing. Professional in nature. Gaining illicit profits from VND 50,000,000 to under VND 200,000,000. Dangerous recidivism.
If the crime is committed in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be subject to a fine of between VND 200,000,000 and 500,000,000 or a prison term of between 2 and 07 years: Collecting, storing, exchanging, trading, publicizing illegally encrypting information about other people’s bank accounts with the number of 200 accounts or more. Illegal profits 200,000,000 VND or more.
The offenders may also be subject to a fine of between VND 10,000,000 and 50,000,000, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain professions or doing certain jobs for 1 to 5 years, or having part or all of their assets confiscated. produce.
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