Kim Man-bae, the owner of Hwacheon Daewoo, a key figure in the suspicion of preferential treatment in Daejang-dong, was investigated by the prosecution for over 14 hours. Kim completely denied the allegations, including the lobbying allegation, and the prosecution plans to continue further investigations against Kim soon.

Reporter Bae Jun-woo reports.

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Man-bae, who stood in front of reporters after being investigated for about 14 hours, completely denied the allegations of lobbying, saying that the 'real owner of Cheonhwa-dongin No. 1' is not the former general manager Yoo Dong-gyu.

[Gimmanbae / Hwacheon Daeyoo owners: Chunhwa Driver No. 1 is undoubtedly Hwacheon Daeyoo Department and Hwacheon Daeyoo is the first private corporation]

, but jeongminyong lawyers, including jeongyounghak accountant prosecution for recording files and jasulseo arranged with the gimmanbae's claims submitted to

These transcripts and self-reports contain the circumstances of the lobby, where it is suspected that Kim Man-bae's side is taking care of former general manager Yoo's share.

It is reported that Kim Man-bae's side continued to make statements to undermine the credibility of these materials during the prosecution's investigation.

[Kim Manbae/Owner of Hwacheon Daeyu: I have never had a sincere conversation with Jung Young-hak.]

Mr. Kim said that he knew that accountant Jeong was recording since 2019, but he did not know that it would be used politically or criminally. .

In particular, about the transcript that Mr. Kim mentioned that half of the dividend of Cheonhwa-dongin No. 1 was 'his', he said it was to prevent disputes in the business.

[Kim Man-bae/Owner of Hwacheon Daeyu: I said so in order to prevent further business conflicts from spreading.]

In addition, the allegations of lobbying surrounding Mr.

Prosecutors plan to summon Kim in the near future to investigate the overall lobbying allegations before deciding whether to request an arrest warrant.