Former Busan Deputy Mayor Yoo Jae-soo, who was charged with bribery charges, was sentenced to probation and released in the first instance. The court explained why they considered that job relevance and cost were recognized, but that they had a personal friendship.
Reporter Ahn Hee-jae.
Former Busan Deputy Mayor Yoo Jae-soo was arrested on charges of receiving 42 million won worth of money and wealth from four industry officials before and after the Financial Services Commission.
The first court sentenced to three years of probation and 90 million won in one year and six months in prison.
The judiciary pointed out that Yu's repeated bribes from those who could exercise influence are not likely to be blamed.
It was a job-recognition that allowed them to have direct and indirect influences on their business through a job.
We also acknowledged the high value by summarizing the fact that those who gave bribes said they had received requests from the deputy mayor and expected to help.
Book prices, officetel fees, golf clubs, etc. were considered guilty, but they found their brother's job or son internship opportunity innocent.
Regarding the reason for the probation, he explained that considering the personal relationship, it is difficult to conclude that the amount of bribery is large, and that there is room for thinking that the property benefits are provided in good faith.
[Oh, Bon-Ju / Deputy Mayor, Jeon Yoo, Vice Mayor: I think we need to be judged again for the guilty part because we have some more questions and there are questions about the application of the law.]
Prosecutors who have been sentenced to five years in jail are also considering whether to appeal, but it is noteworthy whether the outcome of the first trial will also affect the trial of 'prosecutors' prosecution' against the former deputy mayor.
(Video coverage: Jongsoo Hong, Video editing: Jinhoon Park)
'Bribery' Yoo Jae-soo, 1st trial probation ... "There is a price"
Former Busan Deputy Mayor Yoo Jae-soo, charged with bribery charges, was sentenced to probation in the first instance and released. The court explained why they considered that job relevance and cost were recognized, but that they had a personal friendship.