Three Optimus Asset Management executives who announced the suspension of the 100 billion won fund repurchase were arrested last night (7th). Prosecutors are considering the expansion of the investigation team in the midst of allegations of lobbying for political relations.

Reporter Bae Joon-woo.


Prosecutors who are investigating the suspension of the repurchase of funds from Optimus Asset Management have arrested CEO Kim Jae-hyun of Optimus and two executive directors.

Chang Chang-Hoon, Deputy Chief Justice of the warrant, issued a warrant saying, "We have the vocational data on the facts and the matter is serious."

Earlier, Seoul Metropolitan Prosecutor's Office, Division 1, on May 5, filed for arrest warrants against Kim Jae-hyun, the representative of the second largest shareholder of Optimus, Lee Mo and director Yoon Mo, on charges of fraud and fraud under the Capital Markets Act.

Optimus recently announced the suspension of the 100 billion won fund repurchase on three occasions, and the prosecution said that Kim, etc., invested in billions of won in investments in public institution receivables, and then turned it over to insolvent companies such as real estate developers and lenders. It was a forced investigation into the circumstances of the investment.

At the end of last month, prosecutors seized and searched over 10 locations including the Optimus Asset Management headquarters, and subsequently summoned major suspects.

It is reported that Yoon, who was arrested, is a lawyer, and his spouse, Lee Mo, recently resigned while working as an executive in the civil affairs office at the Blue House.

The prosecution will thoroughly investigate the suspicion that the Optimus case is a large-scale financial crime that has led to the damage of the masses.

In addition, suspicion of lobbying for political relations among former and current management executives who are entangled with the regime's regime is being raised, and the prosecution is said to be considering ways to expand the investigation team dedicated to the Optimus case.