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SENTENCED. TRUONG VAN CAM, a.k.a. Nam Cam, 56, Vietnam's most notorious crime lord; to death for charges ranging from bribery to murder; in Ho Chi Minh City. Cam's gambling, prostitution and racketeering empire was reportedly pulling in about $2 million a month when he was arrested in December 2001. The case exposed the link between organized crime and the ruling Communist Party. At the trial the 155 defendants included 18 officials, most on Cam's payroll. Three were senior Party cadres who have been sentenced to four to 10 years in jail.

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