Confirm the judment in the first instance for Le Quoc Quan

25/02/2014
On February 18, 2014 , in Hanoi , the Court of Appeal of the Supreme People's Court in Hanoi opened public hearing under trial and appellate procedure for criminal defendant Le Quoc Quan (born in 1971, residing at group 64, Yen Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi) for tax evasion, due to the appeal of the defendant's criminal case.
The trial panel consisting of three members and presided by the Judge Nguyen Van Son, Appeal Court SPC in Hanoi and representatives from the Supreme People's Procuracy of Vietnam reserved the right to prosecution at trial. Lawyers who defended the accused Le Quoc Quan including: Ha Huy Son, Tran Thu Nam, Nguyen Thi Hue and Bui Quang Nghiem. The people who have rights and related obligations summoned to court. There were also representatives from embassies and international organizations in Vietnam as well as foreign news agency.
According to the Instance Judgment 394/2013/HSST of Hanoi People's Court on October 2, 2013, Vietnam Solution Co., Ltd. was set up in April 2001 by Le Quoc Quan and as the company’s director and legal representative of the company with its headquaters in Cau Giay District , Hanoi. During the operation of the company, it changed business registration certificate 13 times. The process of implementation of tax obligations to the State, Le Quoc Quan intructed his accountant Pham Thi Phuong to make fake contracts and buying bogus added-value tax invoices in order to increase the cost of enterprise management and evade corporate income tax.

The Court of Appeals was carried out in the procedure prescribed by law. After considering the comments of the representative from the Supreme People's Procuracy of Vietnam, litigation opinions of counsel and the defendant Le Quoc Quan’s answers at the hearing, the court concluded from the evidence and material litigation process in sessions appellate review, it had sufficient grounds to reject the defendant's appeal Le Quoc Quan, upholding the court of First Instance declared to Le Quoc Quan of crime and punishment. Accordingly, the Court confirmed a 30-month jail sentence for Le Quoc Quan for tax evasion pursuant to Clause 3, Article 161 of the Criminal Code. The Court also declared that Quan’s Company must pay back corporate income tax amounting to 645 million VND (30,700 USD) it evaded during 2010-2011. It was also fined more than 1.29 billion VND (614,280 USD). 
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Quân Hoàng 25/2/14 13:46

why a person who made loss billions of state is called activist for democracy and human rights

Huy Quốc 25/2/14 13:52

The offenders should be adequately punished to maintain discipline of state.

Hoàng Lân 25/2/14 13:59

The punishment is extremely relevant.

Vân Nhàn 25/2/14 14:03

Le Quoc Quan is not qualified to speak about democracy and human rights

Hùng Quân 25/2/14 14:08

What's about sentences for accomplices of Le Quoc Quan

Phạm Hiếu 25/2/14 15:32

There should be appropriate punishment for those who outside the law.

Huy Lâm 25/2/14 15:37

Many organizations take advantage this court against Vietnam. Such action should be strictly condemned.

Lê Tín 25/2/14 15:41

Only reactionary organizations plead for Le Quoc Quan.

Quốc Cường 25/2/14 15:49

All violations of the law need judged seriously , not only Le Quoc Quan

Quốc Kiên 25/2/14 22:08

I do think so,Van Nhan.

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