It is known that former Ssangbangul Chairman Kim Sung-tae, who said he did not know Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myeong, recently stated to the prosecution that he remitted $3 million for Lee Jae-myeong's visit to North Korea.

In response, Lee Jae-myeong, the CEO, refuted that the prosecution is writing a new novel.

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Former Ssangbangwool Chairman Kim Seong-tae denied any connection with CEO Lee Jae-myeong after being repatriated from Thailand.

[Kim Seong-tae/Former Ssangbangul Group Chairman (last 17th): Lee Jae-myung has never called, but he doesn't even know the phone number.

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It was reported that several new statements came out in the recent prosecution investigation.

The words have changed from whether or not they were on the phone.

In 2019, former Chairman Kim attended a company meeting with North Korean figures in China regarding the North Korean mineral business rights with Lee Hwa-young, Vice Governor of Gyeonggi Peace at the time.

At this meeting, former vice-governor Lee called and changed CEO Lee Jae-myung, and is known to have stated that he heard the word "thank you" from CEO Lee.

Some changes have also appeared in the claim that Ssangbangul's remittance to North Korea is 'for economic cooperation projects'.

Former Chairman Kim said that he remitted 5 million dollars for the purpose of creating a North Korean smart farm in Gyeonggi-do twice in January and April 2019, and in November of that year he sent an additional 3 million dollars for the visit of Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung to North Korea It is known that he said he did.

Representative Lee Jae-myeong dismissed it as 'the prosecution's new novel'.

[Lee Jae-myeong/Representative of the Democratic Party of Korea: It seems that the prosecution's new novel has come out, but it will not sell well given the previous creative skills.]

In the midst of this, today (31st), at the trial of former deputy governor Lee Hwa-young, the mother of former chairman Kim in 2019, former Kim. A statement from the former chief of staff of the Ssangbangwool Group came out that the chief of staff of the Gyeonggi branch, who was not acquainted with the chairman, had come to pay condolences.

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