The prosecution, which is investigating the suspicion of preferential treatment for the development of Daejang-dong and Wirye New Town, is investigating Lee Jae-myung, the representative of the Democratic Party, as a suspect on the morning of the 28th.
Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office.
Reporter Han So-hee, is Lee Jae-myeong's investigation underway?
<Reporter> Lee Jae-
myung, the representative of the Democratic Party, attended the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office at around 10:20 am, made a brief statement and headed to the investigation room.
Let's listen to this representative first.
[Lee Jae-myeong/Democratic Party Representative: Prosecutor Yoon Seok-yeol This is the worst scene where the dictatorship privatized state power to eliminate political opponents.
Now, this country is becoming a country of prosecutors, for prosecutors, and prosecutors.]
Representative Lee also said that the prosecution is making false claims without evidence, and defined the investigation against him as tyranny by the prosecution's dictatorship.
Representative Lee's attendance today was accompanied by some Democratic Party figures such as Chung Cheong-rae and Park Chan-dae, and the rally of Lee's supporters and the counter-attack of conservative groups that began near the prosecutor's office are still continuing.
How is the investigation going today?
Today's investigation comes 18 days after CEO Lee was investigated by the Seongnam branch office on the 10th regarding the suspicion of sponsoring Seongnam FC.
Today, it is known that the investigation began immediately without the usual 'talk', and the investigation is being conducted by two deputy chief prosecutors.
Representative Lee said, "I will exercise a legitimate right of defense against the prosecution, who has already decided to prosecute," and said that he would replace all questions with a 33-page statement prepared in advance.
Then again, please sort out the charges against Lee, who are being held by the prosecution.
First of all, they are charged with breach of trust and violation of the Conflict of Interest Prevention Act.
Prosecutors said Lee gave 780 billion won in criminal proceeds to private businesses through the Daejang-dong project when he was mayor of Seongnam, and fixed the dividend profit of Seongnam Urban Development Corporation at 180 billion won in exchange for the city and the city. It is believed that the construction has caused property damage.
In addition, it is suspected that CEO Gul Lee, who gives various preferential treatment to private operators, approved it after receiving a direct report, and in return, was promised half of Kim Man-bae's shares through his aides.
However, CEO Lee is rather confronting that Seongnam City has made more than 500 billion won in profits through public-private joint development, and has not taken a single won in private profits
(Video coverage: Kim Se-gyeong · Kim Nam-seong, video editing: Won-hee Won, on-site: Kim Dae-cheol)