It turns out that Kim Man-bae, a major shareholder and former reporter of Hwacheon Daeyu Asset Management (Hwacheon Daeyu Asset Management), said that it was difficult to entertain public officials for the Daejang-dong development project.

The 22nd Criminal Settlement Division of the Seoul Central District Court (Judge Lee Jun-cheol) held a trial today (9th) between Mr. Kim, accountant Jung Young-hak, former Seongnam Urban Development Corporation planning director Yoo Dong-gyu, lawyer Nam Wook, and lawyer Jeong Min-yong, and played the files recorded by accountant Jeong. I did.

The file released today is a recording of a conversation that Accountant Jeong had when he met Kim at a cafe on July 29, 2020. .

Kim also confessed his grievances, saying, "I have to entertain public officials, and I have to play golf on Saturdays and Sundays."

In the same file, accountant Jeong mentions the name of Mr. Lee, who was the head of Hana Bank and was in charge when Hwacheon Daeyu formed a consortium with Hana Bank, to Mr.

Prosecutors explained that before playing the recording, "Defendant Kim Man-bae mentions lobbying that the Daejang-dong business is expensive, must entertain public officials, and play golf with city councilors."

He also said, "I can confirm that Mr. Kim is saying that he will give Mr. Lee 5 billion won."

The court has held the fourth trial starting on the 2nd and is playing the recording file of Accountant Jeong, who is considered the key evidence of the Daejang-dong development project lobby and preferential case, in the courtroom.

These files are recorded conversations and calls between Accountant Jeong, Mr. Kim, Accountant Jeong, and Attorney Nam between 2012-2014 and 2019-2020, and contain the circumstances in which the gang tried to lobby.

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