Former chairman Kim Seong-tae, who was repatriated to Korea after 8 months of escaping abroad, was under intense investigation by the prosecution.

The arrest warrant is not long, so the prosecution is expected to request an arrest warrant today (18th).

Reporter Ha Jeong-yeon reports.


Former chairman Kim Seong-tae, who was repatriated after 8 months of escape, arrived at Incheon International Airport and was sent to the Suwon District Prosecutor's Office for intense investigation.

The investigation into former Chairman Kim is known to have ended a little while ago, but the prosecution is known to have focused on the investigation of the allegations necessary for requesting an arrest warrant.

It is said that he focused on the charges of embezzlement of 10 billion won and the alleged breach of trust that caused damages of 400 billion won to the company, which were listed in the arrest warrant.

The suspicion that the Ssangbangwool Group created slush funds in the process of issuing convertible bonds worth 20 billion won in both 2018 and 2019 and having related companies purchase them is also subject to investigation.

Kim denied most of the charges during his extradition.

Lee Jae-myeong, the representative of the Democratic Party, refuted the allegation of paying lawyer fees more clearly.

Former chairman Kim is also involved in allegations that he smuggled 6.4 million dollars to China and illegally remitted them to North Korea, and that he bribed Lee Hwa-young, former vice-governor of peace in Gyeonggi-do.

As the arrest warrant expires tomorrow morning, the prosecution is expected to seek an arrest warrant for former chairman Kim this afternoon at the earliest.

(Video coverage: Kim Nam-seong, video editing: Park Chun-bae)