Over 70 charged for online gamblingVietNamNet Bridge – Police of northern Phu Tho Province have launched legal proceedings against more than 70 defendants for their alleged involvement in a major gambling and money laundering case. Phan Sao Nam, former chairman of VTC Online Telecommunications Company. Earlier, the Phu Tho police seized more than VND1 trillion (US$43.9 million) from the gambling ring, and found that an estimated $3.6 million in foreign currencies was transferred to overseas accounts. He will be jailed for initial four months to be investigated for “organising gambling” as a crime under the Penal Code 1999. The former policeman was suspended from his role by the end of 2017 for his alleged involvement in the online gambling rings, the very crime his post required him to fight.