As you heard, CEO Lee presented a 33-page statement instead of a specific answer to the prosecution's investigation.

Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office reporter.

Reporter Han So-hee, the investigation is still ongoing.


Yes, the investigation has been going on for over nine and a half hours.

In the morning, the first anti-corruption investigation department, which mainly investigated the suspicion of preferential treatment in the new city of Wirye, investigated Lee.

After lunch with delivery gomtang, the third part of the anti-corruption investigation into the more extensive Daejang-dong case is underway from the afternoon.

It is the prosecution's position that they will ask all the 100-page questions prepared by two deputy chief prosecutors in each department, but it is known that Lee is virtually silent about the contents other than the statement.

A little while ago, dinner was delivered, but it is observed that an 'overnight investigation' will be difficult as a late-night investigation beyond 9:00 pm is possible only with the consent of the suspect.


Previously, CEO Lee denied all charges in the statement, right?


Yes, through a statement released on SNS, CEO Lee denied all charges of breach of trust, violation of the Conflict of Interest Prevention Act, and the stake in Daejang-dong are all false.

Prosecutors said that while CEO Lee drove the so-called Daejang-dong gang to 788.6 billion won in profits when he was mayor of Seongnam, the dividend profit of Seongnam Urban Development Corporation was fixed at 182.2 billion won, causing property damage to the city and the corporation. It is judged that you have committed the crime of breach of trust.

In a statement released to the public, CEO Lee refuted that he had confirmed the profits to pursue the stability of profit redemption, and rather secured more profits for the corporation by paying an additional 112 billion won to private contractors.

In addition, regarding the prosecution's suspicion that CEO Lee was promised half of Kim Man-bae's shares through his aides in exchange for preferential treatment, the suspicion that Cheonhwa Dongin No. 1 was his was an absurd slanderous claim, saying that Cheonhwa Dongin No. 1 existed until the press reported. He claimed he didn't even know.

At the same time, he revealed that it was former head Dong-gyu Dong-gyu who had collusion with private companies, and that he did not know of the collusion.

(Video coverage: Kim Se-kyung·Kim Nam-seong, on-site moderator: Kim Dae-chul, video editing: Won-hee Won)