Mr. Kim Man-bae, who appeared to the prosecution on the 11th and was investigated until late at night, repeatedly emphasized that Cheonhwa-dongin No. 1 belonged to him. He admitted that he also said that 'Heavenly Dongin belongs to him' in the transcript, but he said that he deliberately lied to prevent the conflict from spreading.

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Man-bae, who has been investigated by the prosecution for over 14 hours, reiterated that he is the real owner of the No.

[Kim Manbae/Owner of Hwacheon Daeyu: Cheonhwadongin No. 1 is undoubtedly affiliated with Hwacheon Daeyu, and Hwacheon Daeyu is my personal corporation.] The

words "Cheonhwadongin No. 1 belongs to him", which is known to be contained in the transcript of accountant Jeong Young-hak Regarding this, he admitted that he made such remarks, but explained that it was in a different context from what was known.

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

He also said that he had never had a sincere conversation with Mr. Jeong Young-hak, who submitted the transcript.

It can be interpreted as meaning that accountant Jung knew that he was recording and deliberately lied to reduce the credibility of the recording.

However, Kim said that there was no mention of the problem in the transcript at first, but he keeps changing his words.

We have not been able to provide a convincing explanation as to why Jung did not stop the recording even though he knew it was being recorded, and why he had lied about illegal content.

For this reason, there is growing interest in who the 'He' in the transcript refers to.

Some are pointing to Yoo Dong-gyu, the former general manager, but there are also interpretations that Kim could not have referred to Mr. Yoo, who is four years younger than him, as 'he'.

After all, 'He' in the transcript is a person that everyone in the conversation can know, and there is also an assumption that he is a person who has been taken care of in the past or can be expected in the future.

(Video coverage: Kim Nam-seong, Video editing: Won-hee Won)