HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Real property tycoon Truong My Lan was sentenced Thursday to dying by a court docket in Ho…

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Real property tycoon Truong My Lan was sentenced Thursday to dying by a court docket in Ho Chi Minh metropolis in southern Vietnam within the nation’s largest monetary fraud case ever, state media Thanh Nien stated.

The 67-year-old chair of the actual property firm Van Thinh Phat was accused of fraud amounting to $12.5 billion — almost 3% of the nation’s 2022 GDP. She illegally managed the Saigon Joint Stock Commercial Bank between 2012 to 2022 to siphon of those funds by means of 1000’s of ghost corporations and by paying bribes to authorities officers.

Lan’s arrest in October 2022 was among the many most high-profile in an ongoing anti-corruption drive in Vietnam that has intensified since 2022. The so-called Blazing Furnace marketing campaign has touched the very best echelons of Vietnamese politics. Former President Vo Van Thuong resigned in March after being implicated within the marketing campaign.

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