A former Woori Bank employee who was handed over to trial on charges of embezzling 60 billion won worth of company money was sentenced to 13 years in prison in the first trial.

However, it is difficult to collect more than 17 billion won since the money passed to a third party, such as the accused's acquaintances and family, can be collected only before the first trial sentence.

Reporter Park Chan-geun reports.


Brother Mo, a former employee of Woori Bank, who was arrested and handed over to trial on charges of embezzling 61.4 billion won of company money.

[Mr. Mo / Defendant of embezzlement of Woori Bank (last April 30): (Where did you spend the amount of embezzlement? Is it true that the amount of embezzlement was used up?) …


Even during the first trial, the amount of embezzlement was additionally confirmed, exceeding 70 billion won.

Prior to the sentencing, the prosecution requested the court to add an additional 9.3 billion won of embezzlement found to the court to the existing charges, and to delay the sentencing so that the 18.9 billion won that had flowed to third parties, including the family and acquaintances of the former brother, could be recovered.

This is because the amount of embezzlement given to a third party can only be compensated for until the first trial is sentenced, and it will be difficult to collect additional money once the judgment is issued.

However, the court rejected both the prosecution's request to change the indictment and the request to resume pleadings, and sentenced the main culprit to 13 years in prison and his accomplice brother to 10 years in prison only for the existing embezzlement amount of 61.4 billion won.

A fine of 32.38 billion won each was also imposed.

A court official explained, "It seems that the need for resumption of pleadings has not been acknowledged when considering the materials submitted by the prosecution."

Prosecutors believe that it has become difficult to collect up to 17.2 billion won, except for 1.7 billion won that went through collection procedures before the sentencing date.