LookAtVietnam – Six officials from social welfare centres in northern Nam Dinh province were convicted on Monday for falsifying papers for 266 adopted children
Six officials from social welfare centres in northern Nam Dinh province were convicted for falsifying papers for 266 adopted children. (Photo: VNN)
Another official, Truong Cong Lich, was sentenced to three years and Vu Van Kiem, Tran Trong Lam and Vu Dinh Loi received two years in jail.
The other 10 in the ring were given suspended sentences of between 15 and 18 months at the trial that ended last Monday.
The ring had managed to collect 354 children from different social welfare centres and hospitals. They then used falsified documents for 266 children. The ring was able to get 323 children adopted and earned between VND5 million (US$277) to tens million of dong in total.
According to the judge, all of the illegal funds will be confiscated and partly returned to the Truc Ninh district’s social welfare centres.
Nam Dinh province has two social welfare centres, and both are still operating with three to five children each.
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