Accomplices In The Billion-Dollar Rikvip Gambling Case

In the billion-dollar Rikvip gambling case, led by Phan Sao Nam, several individuals were involved, with the following key names:

Nguyen Van Duong, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the High-Tech Security Technology Investment and Development Company (CNC), and also the son-in-law of former Hanoi Party Secretary, Pham Quang Nghi. He, along with Phan Sao Nam, headed, operated, and commanded the group within CNC engaged in gambling activities through the Rikvip gaming platform.

Phan Van Vinh, Member of the Communist Party Committee of Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, and concurrently holding the position of Director General of General Department II – General Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security.

Nguyen Thanh Hoa, Director of the High-Tech Crime Prevention Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security.

Chau Nguyen Anh, CEO of VNPT Epay – an Electronic Payment Joint Stock Company.

What was the prison sentence for Phan Sao Nam? In the high-tech gambling operation through the Rikvip gaming platform, Phan Sao Nam played a leading role alongside Nguyen Van Duong. When the operation was dismantled, Nam and some accomplices went into hiding overseas for over two months. Later, in October 2017, Phan Sao Nam decided to return to Vietnam and surrender.

Throughout the investigation, Nam consistently cooperated and sincerely provided full evidence of his involvement, from being a technology CEO to the mastermind behind the Rikvip gambling ring. During the trial, Phan Sao Nam was charged with money laundering and organizing gambling, resulting in a 5-year prison sentence. He did not contest the verdict.

During the execution of the sentence, the Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Court issued two reduction decisions, totaling 22 months and 7 days.