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government joint investigation team confirming the allegations of speculation in the new city was found to have identified more than 10 people suspected of speculation in addition to the 13 LH employees known so far.

The results of the first survey will be announced tomorrow (11th), and the number of employees may increase further.

In addition, it was revealed that 14 public officials from Gwangmyeong City and Siheung City, Gyeonggi Province, bought land in the new city.

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15 additional LH employees suspected of speculation were known.

There were a total of 13 employees who were suspicious of buying land in advance in the Gwangmyeong and Siheung new towns, and more suspicions were confirmed.

It is known that there are 3 to 4 employees who voluntarily report to LH that they have bought land in the new city area.

The investigation is still ongoing, and there is a cautious prospect that there will be dozens of suspected speculation cases.

In particular, it is said that the number of cases will increase as there are cases where one person has acquired multiple real estate cases.

The government plans to announce the results of a thorough investigation including these details tomorrow afternoon.

In addition to the real estate status of suspected speculation, it is known that details including the holding period and actual residence period will be disclosed.

In the first investigation, only transactions in the name of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and LH employees are being identified, but those who are caught as suspected cases of speculation here are expected to be given priority to investigations on whether or not they are also under the name of their families and relatives.

[Sae-Kyun Jeong/Prime Minister: We plan to thoroughly investigate the truth and take the maximum punishment permitted by the law on the principle of zero tolerance for violations.]

Local government officials who are suspected to have purchased land after knowing the new city schedule information in advance are also being confirmed one after another. .

Gwangmyeong City, Gyeonggi Province, said that as a result of a thorough investigation of 1,500 employees of the City Hall and Gwangmyeong Urban Corporation, six public officials confirmed that they purchased the new city site from 2015 to last year.

Siheung City, Gyeonggi Province, also conducted a self-investigation from the 5th to confirm 8 civil servants who bought land in the new city.

Seven volunteers reported voluntarily, and one was caught as a result of the investigation, but explained that "no questionable speculation has yet been found."

(Video coverage: Jeong Seong-hwa, Kang Dong-cheol, Yang Hyun-cheol, Kim Yong-woo, Video editing: Choi Jin-hwa)