Trinh Xuan Thanh was born on February 13, 1966, with permanent residence address at No. 24 - C2 Ciputra Urban Area, Tay Ho District, Ha Noi City.
Trinh Xuan Thanh is accused of mismanagement and causing losses of more than VND3.3 trillion (roughly US$148 million) when he served as Chairman of PVC (Period from 2011 - 2013).
On September 15, 2016 the Police Investigation Agency (C46) under Ministry of Public Security issued Decision No. 51/C46 (P12) to prosecute a criminal case against Trinh Xuan Thanh on “Intended violation of the State regulations on economic management causing serious consequences at PVC.”
However, Thanh has been known to flee overseas; therefore, on September 16, 2016, the Investigation Police Agency under Ministry of Public Security issued Decision No. 19/C46-P12 on national and international arrest warrant for Trinh Xuan Thanh.
While Trịnh Xuân Thanh was hiding overseas and being internationally wanted, on March 15, 2017, after the trial of a fraud case at the Thanh Ha - Cienco 5 Land Project, the Jury - Superior People's courts in Ha Noi announced the decision to prosecute a criminal case against Trinh Xuan Thanh, former Chairman (PVC), on the behavior of "Peculation of property" and other accomplices in accordance with Article 278 of the Criminal Codes.
The Central Steering Committee for Corruption Prevention considers criminal case of Trinh Xuan Thanh as one of the big cases of the year 2016-2017 and asks competent authorities to focus on the investigation.