Regarding the suspicion of remittances to North Korea by the Ssangbangbang Group, former chairman Kim Seong-tae recently stated that he delivered 3 million dollars in addition to the existing 5 million dollars in the name of security for Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung's visit to North Korea.
It is known that former chairman Kim Seong-tae submitted a receipt from the North to the prosecution as evidence to support this.
This is the exclusive report of reporter Park Chan-geun.
During the recent prosecution investigation, former chairman Kim Seong-tae is known to have submitted a confirmation that he delivered 3 million dollars to the North in November 2019, and he submitted a receipt of some sort.
As a result of the SBS coverage, it was found that the name written on the receipt was North Korea's Song Myeong-cheol, deputy chief of the Chosun Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.
Former Chairman Kim is known to have stated to the prosecution that he mobilized 40 employees of Ssangbangwool to divide 3 million dollars into small pieces and deliver them in cash to the North.
Previously, former Chairman Kim stated that the money was for the visit of Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myeong, then governor of Gyeonggi Province, to North Korea.
An internal report prepared by Gyeonggi-do in May 2019 shows that around this time, Gyeonggi-do discussed Governor Lee's visit to North Korea with the Chosun Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.
At the time, Gyeonggi-do Vice Governor Lee Hwa-young and North Korea's Chosun Asia-Pacific Peace Committee Song Myeong-cheol discussed ways to cooperate with each other twice on May 11 and 12, and as a result of the meeting, the provincial governor's visit to North Korea was included.
Representative Lee Jae-myung again today (2nd) rejected all the claims raised in relation to the funds for visiting North Korea as a novel from the prosecution.
[Lee Jae- myung
/Democratic Party Representative: (Have you ever received a report from Lieutenant Governor Lee Hwa-young about the funds for your visit to North Korea?) It seems that you keep doing that with that novel.]
After prosecuting the former chairman on charges of violating the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act, it is expected that the investigation will be expanded to whether the money was paid for.
(Video coverage: Kim Hak-mo, video editing: Kim Jun-hee, CG: Park Chun-woong)