‘Underground shopping mall re-bid lobby’ sent to former and current Seoul councilors

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A former and current Seoul lawmaker was handed over to the prosecution on charges of receiving billions of dollars in lobbying to help re-bid for the operation rights of an underground shopping mall in a major subway station in Seoul.

The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s anti-corruption and public crime investigation team said on the 23rd that it had sent a member of the Seoul City Council member A and former member B to the prosecution on charges such as bribery under the Act on the Aggravated Punishment of Specific Crimes.

City council official Mr. C was charged with stealing documents inside the city council, and three representatives of the underpass merchant association were handed over to the prosecution on charges of bribing each.

Assemblyman A and Mr. B are accused of receiving about 150 million won from June 2019 to January last year, saying that they will make it possible to re-bid for the commercial operation right through a private contract.

They are known to have presented the city council’s internal data provided by Mr. C to persuade the merchants’ association representatives.

(Photo = Yonhap News)

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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