A court in southern Vietnam Wednesday allowed National Assembly member Dang Thi Hoang Yen to withdraw her divorce lawsuit.
Duong Thi Sau, deputy head judge of the Long An People’s Court, said Yen came to the court following its summon and she asked to withdraw the case that she had filed in 2010 for the divorce with Jimmy Tran – an overseas Vietnamese.
Yen and Jimly got married on August 17, 2007 and the husband moved to Vietnam a year later.
However, Jimmy returned to the U.S. in July 2010 – two months before the Ministry of Public Security announce to investigate him for swindling charges.
In the same year, Yen filed a divorce lawsuit to Long An People’s Court and on October 6, 2010, Judge Le Van Lam issued a verdict deciding that Yen owns a majority of the couple’s property and Jimmy got only US$50,000.
Last January, the provincial prosecutors’ office found irregularities in the trial and appealed to higher authorities. The Supreme People’s Court later annulled the verdict and ordered the provincial court to reopen the case.
Yen only came to the court to withdraw the case after being summoned for the fourth time.
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Yen is chairman of the industrial park and infrastructure developer Tan Tao Group and has been listed by VnExpress newswire in 2009 with stocks valued at VND2.697 trillion (US$129.4 million).
Her brother, Dang Thanh Tam, is chairman and general director of Kinh Bac Urban Development Company, Tan Tao Investment and Industrial Company and Sai Gon Telecommunications Technology Company.
He is also a parliament member and was listed as the richest man in 2007 with stocks valued at VND6.297 trillion ($302.7 million) and maintained in the top group the following years.