Amount of Bribe Paid by Loggers in Vietnam

A former head of the forest management board in a forest in Vietnam was sentenced to jail for 12 years for allowing loggers to illegally cut down trees and to smuggle the timber out of the forest.

The illegal loggers paid the official $2,300 (48 Million Vietnamese Dong) in bribes when they cut down trees between June 2010 to June 2011.

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Source:  “Corrupt forest rangers jailed over illegal logging scheme,” VietNamNet, February 5, 2013.