Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myeong refuted the suspicion of corruption in the development of Wirye and Daejang-dong surrounding him through a 33-page statement submitted to the prosecution and made public.
In the statement, CEO Lee explained the progress of the Daejang-dong development project, which began in 2005, and explained in detail the prosecution's allegations of violation of the Breach of Trust and Anti-Corruption Act and the suspicion of borrowed-name equity holders of Cheonhwa Dongin No. 1.
In a statement, CEO Lee argued that the Daejang-dong project was an achievement in which some of the profits were returned to Seongnam citizens by blocking private development, and that the profits of hundreds of billions of won earned by private contractors were due to the unexpected boom in the real estate market.
He denied the allegation that he leaked internal information related to the development of Daejang-dong to the Daejang-dong gang or approved the project in a way favorable to private contractors, saying it was "not common sense."
In addition, the responsibility for the close relationship with the private sector was attributed to Dong-gyu Yoo, former head of the Seongnam Urban Development Corporation.
He did not respond to the prosecution of his closest aides, Jeong Jin-sang and Kim Yong, who were handed over to trial for receiving illegal money from the Daejang-dong gang.
Representative Lee is in the position that he will not make an oral statement during the prosecution's investigation on this day, but will replace the answer with this statement.
According to the statement, CEO Lee was accused of breach of trust for causing damage to Seongnam City by giving preferential treatment to private contractors. further secured the interests of the
Representative Lee emphasized that the amount recovered by Seongnam City at the time was 550.3 billion won, and said, "Initially, the private profit was less than 180 billion won, and it became 400 billion won due to soaring real estate prices, but it still falls short of the public refund amount." revealed.
He then protested, saying, "The accusation that the price surge was not expected is unjust."
It is a refutation of the prosecution's view that the approval of Lee did not gain additional profits other than the confirmed profit of 182.2 billion won.
The prosecution recently additionally prosecuted the Daejang-dong gang and caught 369 billion won in sales revenue of five parcels of apartments directly used by investors as criminal proceeds, saying, "The construction has been approved by the city council, even the Daejang-dong land development project." Did the profits of other companies that did business also make unfair profits?” he asked back.
The fact that Seongnam-si decided the profit of the Daejang-dong project as a fixed amount rather than a ratio also said, "Local governments should pursue stability, not private companies pursuing profit." It is meaningless if profits are reduced by appropriation, etc."
In addition, "Money is a devil, and it is strong enough to separate parents and siblings," he said. "Since it is expected that private operators will inflate costs and steal profits, my theory is that ratio dividends should be avoided and the dividend share should be determined in advance." he emphasized.
Representative Lee also stated that if there was no opposition from Seongnam city council members at the time, Daejang-dong would have returned 100% of the profits as a complete public development, and that the Daejang-dong gang would not have even had a chance to participate in the contest.
Then, the prosecution refuted, "The Busan Mayor, Yangpyeong County Governor, and Jeju Governor permitted private development of Busan LCT, Yangpyeong Gongheung District, and Jeju Island Odeungbong District, and the acquisition of 100% of the development profits by private businessmen is not a breach of trust."
The reason why construction companies were excluded from the Wirye-Daejang-dong project consortium was not because of lobbying by private contractors, but because the builders were highly likely to commit corruption, and because it was for stable financing for a large-scale project exceeding 1.3 trillion won, it could not be breach of trust. I drew a line.
Regarding the allegation that the Seopangyo Tunnel construction linking Daejang-dong and Pangyo was confirmed belatedly and the private business owner received preferential treatment for selling the land, he said, "It has been included in the road plan of Seongnam City since the 2000s and has been made public." made it," he said.
The suspicion that the 1st industrial complex park project was separated from the Daejang-dong development to reduce the initial cost of private contractors also countered, saying, "The separation was inevitable because of the lawsuit."
Regarding the allegation of sharing profits by colluding with the Daejang-dong gang, he said, "If so, it would have been carried out in a way that secured more profits, such as private development permission with conditions attached, random designation of private business partners, and the replotting method they wanted."
Then, as evidence, he presented a media interview with Nam-wook, a private businessman, who said, "I tried lobbying (tri) for decades, but it didn't work," and "Lee Jae-myeong legally took away our business rights."
The allegation that Cheonhwadongin No. 1 was his was also claimed to be "in one word, an absurd slanderous claim."
Then, he pointed out that Man-bae Kim, the major shareholder of Hwacheon Daeyu Asset Management, had already spent the dividend of Cheonhwa Dongin No. 1, saying, “If it is mine, can I use it carelessly?”
In addition, "Yoo Dong-gyu said that 70 billion won (42.8 billion won) is not his own, but that he has to give it to me when I ask for it, and that he has no share. Is it common sense that Mr. Yoo, who played a role, has no stake at all?”
Representative Lee said that the only reason the prosecution is accusing them of collusion is the overturned statements of those involved (Yoo Dong-gyu and Nam-wook) who were released after being arrested for corruption. There is no fact," he said.
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