Prosecutors have recommended a sentence of life imprisonment for Ha Van Tham, the former chairman of OceanBank and the death penalty for Nguyen Xuan Son, its former general director.
The two are being tried in one of the largest corruption cases in recent years, which also involves dozens of other bankers.
Both are charged with embezzlement, an abuse of power to appropriate assets and intentional violation of State economic management leading to serious consequences. Tham faces one more charge of breaching lending regulations.
Other defendants face sentences ranging from 18 months to 27 years in prison.
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