Former chairman Kim Seong-tae, who arrived in Korea, was immediately sent to the Suwon District Prosecutor's Office.

A reporter is on the scene.

Reporter Park Ha-jung, has the investigation started?


Yes, former Chairman Kim, who appeared through Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 about an hour ago, has not yet arrived here at the Suwon District Prosecutor's Office.

It seems that his vehicle will enter the underground parking lot and go straight inside the prosecutor's office.

The lawyer who will represent former chairman Kim also arrived here at the Suwon District Prosecutors' Office from around 9:30.

As former Chairman Kim has been fleeing overseas for the past eight months, he is meeting with a lawyer for the first time.


What part will the prosecution focus on today (17th)?


All of the corruption and suspicions related to the Ssangbangwool Group are related to former Chairman Kim.

Former Chairman Kim, who appeared at Incheon International Airport at the hands of investigators, denied some of the allegations, but said he would diligently accept the prosecution's investigation.

[Kim Seong-tae/Former Ssangbangul Group Chairman: I will be investigated sincerely.

(Have you ever contacted CEO Lee Jae-myung?) None.

(Are there any double-drop convertible bonds that went to lawyer fees?) None at all.]

Due to the deadline for requesting an arrest warrant, it is flexible as to which charges the prosecution will investigate first, which must request an arrest warrant before 2:40 am on Thursday.

Also under investigation are charges related to Lee Hwa-young, former vice-governor of peace in Gyeonggi-do, who is already on trial for receiving bribes from Ssangbang-wool, and suspicions that he smuggled 6.4 million dollars, said to be personal money, to China and sent them to North Korea.

In addition, the prosecution is expected to confirm the suspicion that former Chairman Kim paid the attorney fees for the election law violation case of Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung through the issuance of double-drop convertible bonds, which he actively denied even before returning to Korea.