Prosecutors investigate ‘Sponsor Suspicion’ Yoon Woo-jin and Jin Jeong-in

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Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. file photo.

Prosecutors investigating the ‘sponsorship suspicion’ of former Yongsan tax chief Yoon Woo-jin summoned former chief Yoon and businessman A who raised the allegation for a cross-examination. Yoon is the older brother of Yoon Dae-jin, the head of the planning department (chief prosecutor), who is considered to be a close aide to former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol. Combining the coverage on the 18th, the first division of the Anti-Corruption and Violence Investigation Division of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (Director Jung Yong-hwan) called former Chief Yoon and Mr. Prosecutors are said to have confirmed the facts related to entertainment, including the suspicion that former Chief Yoon received 100 million won in the name of lobbying for political relations against them, and high-ranking officials from the tax authorities. The investigation into Yoon’s ‘sponsorship’ began when Mr. A, who was running a real estate business in Yeongjongdo, Incheon, filed a complaint with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office in November last year. At that time, Mr. A filed a complaint that, between 2018 and 2019, former Chief Yoon invited former and current prosecutors and tax officials to a reception meeting to pay for meals and golf. Mr. A also claimed to have done business with Mr. Choi, a close aide to former Chief Yoon, and handed 430 million won to Mr. Choi in the name of lobbying funds related to licensing. On the 19th of last month, the prosecutor, who started the investigation, found that Mr. Choi received 645 million won in the name of lobbying for permission and permission, including Mr. A, and arrested and charged with violating the Attorney Act. Prosecutors suspect that about 100 million won of Choi received was transferred to Yoon. On the 22nd of last month, the prosecution seized and searched a hotel room in Seoul where Yoon was staying and secured Yoon’s cell phone, etc. Meanwhile, the 13th Criminal Division of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (Chief Im Sang-hyeok) is re-investigating the allegation that former Chief Yoon received cash and golf entertainment in return for solicitation from Mr. In relation to this case, in 2015, the prosecution was acquitted and criticized for conducting a ‘consideration investigation’. By Kang Jae-gu, staff reporter [email protected]



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