On the morning of the 6th, the prosecution summoned Kim Man-bae (57), the major shareholder of Hwacheon Daeyu Asset Management, a private developer of Daejang-dong, and resumed the investigation.
It has been 23 days since the investigation was suspended on the 14th of last month by making an extreme choice.
The 3rd Anti-Corruption Investigation Department of the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office, which is investigating the 'Daejang-dong Corruption', is planning to check the use of the funds, including whether the dividends from the Daejang-dong development were delivered to Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung in the name of election funds.
In particular, we plan to intensively investigate whether there is a hidden share promised to CEO Lee in Cheonhwa Dongin No. 1.
Cheonhwa Dongin No. 1, a private operator in Daejang-dong, is a fund in which Hwacheon Daeyu owns 100% of the shares.
Based on the statements of Dong-gyu Yoo, former head of the Seongnam Urban Development Corporation, and Mr. Wook Nam and Young-hak Jeong, private businessmen, the prosecution said that Mr. Kim donated 42.8 billion won of proceeds to Lee, including Jin-sang Jeong, former head of the Democratic Party’s representative office for political affairs coordination, Yong-gyu Kim, former vice president of the National Institute for Democracy, and former general manager Yoo. I see it as a promise to hand over.
Regarding this claim, Mr. Kim did not intend to actually give it to him as it was only for 'appeasement', and he adheres to the position that he is the actual owner of Cheonhwa Dongin No. 1.
Prosecutors are also planning to investigate the whereabouts of the remaining dividends from the Daejang-dong development, including the 27.5 billion won in Daejang-dong dividends that Kim allegedly ordered his aides to conceal.
Of this 27.5 billion won, the prosecution recently seized 14.8 billion won hidden by checks and froze a total of 100 billion won worth of assets acquired by private developers in Daejang-dong so far.
In addition, the prosecution is expected to gradually check whether there are any criminal charges in the money transactions with middle-ranking journalists discovered while tracking Kim's money flow.
Kim is known to have made financial transactions with Mr. A, who was an executive of a daily newspaper, for 600 million won, with Mr. B for 100 million won, and with Mr. C for 90 million won from 2019 to 2020.
The parties are said to have explained that the money borrowed or lent in the name of apartment sale money was returned with interest added, and that it was a normal transaction using an IOU.
Kim made an extreme choice in his car parked on the road in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province on the 14th of last month and was recently discharged from the hospital.
The prosecution, who confirmed his health condition through various channels, resumed the summons investigation on the same day, believing that he had recovered to some extent.