Correspondent Lee Dae-hee and Jo Da-eun = Prosecutors found that Hwacheon Daeyu Asset Management’s major shareholder Kim Man-bae (57) remitted an additional 100 million won to an executive-level reporter at the JoongAng Ilbo.
According to the legal community on the 11th, the 1st and 3rd divisions of the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office’s anti-corruption investigation (chief prosecutors Eom Hee-joon and Kang Baek-shin) found that Kim sent 100 million won to a bank account in the name of JoongAng Ilbo executive A’s around June 2020.
In the meantime, the money transaction between Mr. A and Mr. Kim was known to be 90 million won, but 100 million won more was revealed.
Mr. A explained that this 90 million won was returned in 2019 by adding interest to the 80 million won he lent to Mr. Kim. Mr. A did not respond to the nature or use of the additional 100 million won that was revealed.
Prosecutors are said to have discovered the transaction while tracking down the whereabouts of the loan of 47.3 billion won that Mr. Kim borrowed from Cheonhwa-dongin No. 1, a private development company in Daejang-dong.
It is known that the prosecution is looking into these money transactions to see if there is any reciprocation.
Mr. A resigned on the 11th, saying, “I can no longer burden the company and feel moral responsibility,” and the JoongAng Ilbo accepted the resignation. 슬롯사이트