Daejang-dong 3 people “Seongnam City’s interests are prioritized”… denial of the accusation

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Yoo Dong-gyu, Kim Man-bae, Nam-wook excluding Jung Young-hak
Court to merge Jung Min-yong case

From left, Yoo Dong-gyu, former head of the planning division of Seongnam Urban Development Corporation, Kim Man-bae (large shareholder of Hwacheon Daeyu), a private developer in Daejang-dong, lawyer Nam Wook (owner of Cheonhwa-dongin No. 4), and Jeong Young-hak (owner of Cheonhwa-dongin No. 5), an accountant. Hankyoreh Graphics

Among the ‘Daejang-dong Four’ who were brought to trial on suspicion of preferential treatment for development in Daejang-dong, the remaining ‘three’ denied all charges in court, except for accountant Jeong Young-hak (owner of Cheonhwa-dong No. 5). The court said that the case of Jeong Min-yong, former head of the Strategic Business Office (attorney) of Seongnam Urban Development Corporation, who was indicted without detention as an accomplice with them, is also planned to be combined with the trial. At the second trial in this case held on the 24th at the hearing by Seoul Central District Court’s Criminal Division 22 (Presiding Judge Cheol-han Yang), Yoo Dong-gyu, former head of the planning division of Seongnam Urban Development Corporation, was charged with violating the Act on the Aggravated Punishment of Specific Economic Crimes (Breach). Counsels for attorney Kim Man-bae, the major shareholder of Hwacheon Daeyu, and Nam-wook, the owner of Cheonhwa-dongin No. 4, said, “We deny all the charges.” On the preparatory date for the trial, the accused was not obligated to appear, so Yoo, and others did not appear in court. Former General Manager Yoo said, “The development of Daejang-dong was carried out in a direction that prioritized the interests of Seongnam City. Seongnam City suffered losses due to post-sales sales and profits from rising real estate market, but we deny that there were intentional or breach of trust in business.” He continued, “The promise of bribes or bribery on the premise of this will not be established. He also denied receiving a bribe of 350 million won in 2013.” Kim Man-bae’s attorney also said, “I cannot admit all the facts of the charges.” After the first trial on the 6th, only accountant Jeong Young-hak, who was indicted without detention after providing a transcript of the case to the prosecution, repeatedly said, “I admit the charges.” The suspicion of preferential treatment for Daejang-dong development is a case of at least 65.1 billion won in damage to Seongnam Urban Development Corporation by designing Daejang-dong development profits to the private sector in 2013. Former general manager Yoo is also accused of receiving 352 million won from Hwacheon Daewoo in return. On the 21st, the Seoul Central Prosecutor’s Office’s dedicated investigation team (team leader Kim Tae-hoon) indicted without detention the former chief of staff Jeong Min-yong, who was accused of colluding with the ‘Daejang-dong Four’, and was assigned to the same court as the Daejang-dong Four. The court said, “Since we have a common interest, we plan to make a decision to merge (Jeong Jeong’s case) soon. The next date will be held together,” he said. The first trial date, when all the accused must appear, was set for January 10 next year. By Shin Min-jung, staff reporter [email protected]



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