Media release: VIC (NGUYEN and TRUONG) Former Bankrupt cousins failed to disclose information and knowingly signed false declaration

Ms Loan Hong Thi Nguyen, (also known as Loan Thi Hong Nguyen, Loan T Nguyen, Thi H L Nguyen, Thi H Nguyen and Thi Hong Loan Nguyen), was convicted on 16 February 2018 at the Ringwood Magistrates Court, for making a false declaration in her Statement of Affairs and failing to provide information about her bank accounts, funds received from the sale of the property held jointly with her cousin Mr Truong and how those funds were disposed of. 

Ms Nguyen’s cousin, Mr Lam Vu Truong, was also convicted at the Ringwood Magistrates Court on 16 February 2018, for providing false information in his Statement of Affairs and failing to provide the particulars about bank accounts, the sale of the jointly held property with Ms Nguyen and how funds received from the sale were disposed of.

Ms Nguyen and Mr Truong each signed their Statement of Affairs, knowing they were false.

Magistrate Peter Mealy convicted Ms Nguyen and Mr Truong and ordered each to perform 250 hours unpaid community work over a period of 18 months and pay disbursement costs of $152.80.

The matter was prosecuted by the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions on behalf of the Australian Financial Security Authority.