Deputy Hanoi chairman expelled from Party over bribery allegations

By Viet Tuan   January 13, 2023 | 06:44 am PT
Deputy Hanoi chairman expelled from Party over bribery allegations
Deputy chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Chu Xuan Dung. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Hai
Deputy chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung has been expelled from the Party by the Secretariat, three weeks after being arrested for allegedly receiving bribes.

In a Friday meeting, the Secretariat declared that Dung had violated democratic centralism principlesas well as Party regulations and the law.

He was also negligent when it came to management at hispost, enabling corruption and losses to the state budget.

On Thursday, the Central Inspection Commission said the Party Committee of the Hanoi People’s Committee had violated democratic centralism principles and was negligent in management, allowing certain individuals and organizations to commit violations regarding the sale, management and use of medical products and equipment, as well in the repatriation of Vietnamese citizens during the Covid-19 crisis.

Dung was arrested in December last year due to allegations that he had received bribes as anorganizer of repatriation flights during the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown.

Dung, 49, had spent years working in the field of education. He became deputy chairman of the Hanoi’s People Committee in December 2020, after three years working as director of the city's Department of Education and Training.

Vietnam's Communist Party has four modes of punishment for misconduct by official members: reprimand, warning, demotion and expulsion.

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