Former lawmaker Kwak Sang-do was arrested for the first time among those involved in the so-called '5 billion club' suspicion in the Daejang-dong case of

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The second warrant request was granted.

Reporter Ahn Hee-jae pointed out how the investigation of other people who are mentioned as a 5 billion club is going.


Despite the stubborn denial of the charges, the court issued an arrest warrant for former lawmaker Kwak Sang-do, saying, "The major crime charges have been clarified and there is a risk of destroying evidence."

This is the first arrest case among those involved in the '5 billion club' allegation that Hwacheon Daeyu received or promised to receive a large sum.

Prosecutors requested an arrest warrant in November last year, claiming that former lawmaker Kwak received 2.5 billion won after tax in the name of his son's severance pay in exchange for his influence so that the consortium in which Hana Bank participates would not collapse at the request of Mr. not imported.

After a further investigation, the crime included additional charges of receiving 50 million won in illegal political funds from Attorney Nam-wook before and after the April 2016 general election.

It is also known that the fact that former lawmaker Kwak and Kim Man-bae met separately after Hwacheon Daeyu obtained the business rights was additionally presented as evidence of the solicitation situation.

After the arrest, former lawmaker Kwak insisted, "I am not sure why the court's judgment has changed since there is no evidence that was significantly added during the first examination or this time."

The five people who led the Daejang-dong project have already been prosecuted and are being tried, but the investigation into the 5 billion club members who are being referred to as lobbying targets is sluggish, except for former lawmaker Kwak.

Former Supreme Court Justice Kwon Soon-il, who worked as an adviser to Hwacheon Daewoo after retirement, and former Supreme Court Justice Kwon Soon-il, who was suspected of a so-called 'trial transaction,' and former special prosecutor Park Young-soo, who received an apartment sale from Hwacheon Daeyu and a suspicious money transaction with Hwacheon Daeyu, were also investigated. has yet to decide whether to prosecute.

(Video coverage: Seol Min-hwan, video editing: Park Ji-in)