Eximbank threatened to be sued for lack of respect

March 19, 2018 | 23:08
Chu Thi Binh, who lost VND245 billion ($10.8 million) at Eximbank, said that she will send a document to request an official apology from Eximbank, otherwise she will sue.
eximbank threatened to be sued for lack of respect
Chu Thi Binh expects Eximbank to apologise for false insinuations made by its representative

Chu Thi Binh, through her lawyer Dinh Anh Tuyet, expressed disappointment in the communications of Eximbank’s representative on her losing VND245 billion ($10.8 million) at the bank. Binh said the claims were untrue and were deeply disrespectful to her.

Eximbank’s lawyer and member of the Board of Management Ngo Thanh Tung has just said that someone helped Le Nguyen Hung (former deputy director of an Eximbank branch in Ho Chi Minh City) to withdraw the money lost. The withdrawal orders held Binh's signature on a number of authorised documents and withdrawal slips.

Meanwhile, Chu Thi Binh noted that the signature of the authorised person (named Nguyen Thi Hong Le) was verified as a fake. Moreover, they did never went to Eximbank to carry out authorisation procedures.

Binh added that a big hole in the management of Eximbank’s branch in Ho Chi Minh City allowed Hung to implement all authorisation procedures and withdraw her money without savings books or original dossiers between 2014 and March 2017.

Earlier, at the investigation agency, Nguyen Thi Hong Le affirmed that she did not know or meet anybody in this Eximbank branch to sign these documents. Thereby, all the documents were created and approved by the collusion of several staff members at the bank. Thus, the documents Hung used to withdraw the funds were fake and the signatures were also verified as fake.

Chu Thi Binh is also angry because Ngo Thanh Tung falsely accused her of withdrawing money. The documents forged by Hung showed that Binh’s money was withdrawn and transferred to her accounts and others’ accounts although she did not receive this amount. The money she received was interest on her deposits.

Binh’s lawyer said that Eximbank has still yet to reply or provide feedback related to her lost VND245 billion ($10.8 million).

Therefore, in Document No.18, the investigation agency announced the decision to prosecute the case No.07 dated December 4, 2017, which defined that “Eximbank is the victim, Chu Thi Binh has got related rights and obligations.”

Furthermore, Binh said that the bank does not respect its obligation towards keeping clients’ information secure and often information that is useful for the bank but disadvantages the client. Based on these arguments, Binh and her lawyer will send a document to ask Eximbank for an official apology and may sue the bank if necessary.

Talking to VnExpress, Binh’s lawyer said that Eximbank has still yet to reply or provide feedback related to her lost VND245 billion ($10.8 million).

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