A tax official in the southern province of Dong Nai was arrested Monday for receiving a bribe of VND10 million (US$500), said the Dong Nai Police.
On the afternoon of May 14, the police said Nguyen Chi Dung, 40, head of the tax investigation unit of the tax department in Nhon Trach District, was caught receiving the bribe Loc Huu Phat, deputy manager of Luu Vu Co.,Ltd in a café in Nhon Trach.
According to Phat, Dung investigated his company’s tax accounting last November and said his company was subject to a VND300 million ($15,000) fine for violations.
Dung, however, told Phat the latter wouldn’t have to pay any fine if he gave Dung VND70 million ($3,500).
Phat immediately reported to the police.