Vietnamese law to allow corrupt officials will escape death penalty if they pay back bribes

November 27, 2015 5:00 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam – Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 percent of the illegal money they made.

The online newspaper VnExpress said the new regulation was part of the revised Penal Code unanimously passed by the National Assembly on Friday.

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