Choi Yoon-gil, former chairman of the Seongnam City Council, appears to the police as a suspect and is being investigated. The police are intensively investigating the allegation that former Chairman Choi received a bribe from a private company involved in the development of Daejang-dong.

Reporter Park Chan-beom covered the story.


Choi Yun-gil, the former chairman of the police, who disappeared for a while after allegations of preferential treatment for the development of Daejang-dong appeared.

[Choi Yun-gil / Former Seongnam City Council Chairman: (Where have you been?) I was at home. Where is it?]

When asked about various suspicions surrounding the development of Daejang-dong, most of them did not answer.

[Choi Yun-gil/Former Seongnam City Council Chairman: No, not now, not now, I will tell you later.] I

expressed displeasure at the question about giving and receiving money.

[Choi Yun-gil / Former Seongnam City Council Chairman: Uh-huh, why are you like this? A. You really write novels.]

Former Chairman Choi played a key role when the ordinance to establish Seongnam Urban Development Corporation was passed by the Seongnam City Council in 2013.

As the Daejang-dong development project has accelerated since the establishment of the corporation, suspicions have been raised that Chairman Choi received money from private businesses in Daejang-dong for this contribution.

On the 17th, the police raided the home of former Chairman Choi and the Hwacheon Daeyu office.

In particular, former Chairman Choi, who is currently an executive at Hwacheon Daewoo, is suspected of bribes of KRW 4 billion in incentives promised by Hwacheon Daewoo.

The police are also said to be reviewing the 100 million-million-dollar accusation that former Chairman Choi was acquitted of by the prosecution in 2015.

At the time, there were suspicions that former Chairman Choi received 100 million won from another Daejang-dong private business operator.

The police have established a dedicated investigation team in Daejang-dong and have been concentrating on the investigation into the Seongnam City Council lobby.

After the investigation into the summons of former Chairman Choi Yoon-gil, interest is being drawn to how far the lobby will be uncovered.

(Video coverage: Kim Hak-mo, video editing: Won-hee Won)