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Prosecutors investigating the suspicion of large-scale operation are speeding up the investigation into the so-called '5 billion club'. Former lawmaker Kwak Sang-do, who was controversial over suspicion of his son's severance pay, and former Supreme Court Justice Kwon Soon-il, who was suspected of a trial transaction, were simultaneously summoned and investigated.



By Son Hyeong-an, staff reporter.



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Former lawmaker Kwak Sang-do and former Supreme Court Justice Kwon Soon-il, who were investigated by the prosecution as suspects, were mentioned as the so-called 5 billion promise club.



Kwak received 5 billion won as severance pay after his son worked for Hwacheon Daeyu, and the prosecution suspects that Kwak received this money in exchange for providing convenience to Hwacheon Daeyu.



When the Hana Bank consortium, led by Hwacheon Daewoo, was in danger of collapse at the beginning of the business, it was said that it was the price for Kwak's influence on Hana Financial Group.



Prosecutors are said to be asking whether former lawmaker Kwak was able to apply the charge of mediation, and whether he actually exercised influence.



After Kwak's attendance, former Supreme Court Justice Kwon Soon-il was also summoned four hours later.



It was revealed that former Supreme Court Justice Kwon had been receiving 15 million won a month as an advisor to Hwacheon Daeyu after leaving office last year.



Regarding this, when former Supreme Court Justice Kwon remanded and remanded Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung's case of violating the Public Official Election Act with the intent of acquittal two months before his retirement, he stood on the acquittal side.



Prosecutors are said to be confirming the reason for joining former Supreme Court Justice Kwon as an advisor to Hwacheon Daeyu and allegations of a trial transaction.



While there is an evaluation that the prosecution, which handed over Kim Man-bae and others to trial, launched a full-scale investigation into the 5 billion promise club, after calling in former special prosecutor Park Young-soo and media company chairman, former lawmaker Kwak and former Supreme Court Justice Kwon two days in a row to investigate, There are mixed interpretations that this is to quickly shake off the remaining investigation into the development of Daejang-dong.



(Video coverage: Kim Seong-il, video editing: Hwang Ji-young)

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