Lee Jae-myeong, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, will appear at the Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office on the 9th to be investigated over suspicions about Ssangbangwool Group’s remittances to North Korea.
Representative Lee will appear at the prosecution through the back gate of the Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office at 10:30 am on this day. This is his fifth appearance at the prosecution to be investigated as a suspect.
The suspicion of Ssangbangwool Group remittances to North Korea스포츠토토 is that Ssangbangwool Group paid a total of $8 million to North Korea in 2019, including $5 million in smart farm (intelligent farm) support fees owed by Gyeonggi Province and $3 million for the then-governor’s visit to North Korea. Representative Lee, who was the Gyeonggi city governor at the time, was booked on charges of third-party bribery.
This day marks the 10th day since Representative Lee began fasting, and attention is being paid to how much investigation Representative Lee can undergo. It is known that the prosecution prepared a questionnaire of about 150 pages of A4 paper. Also, considering Representative Lee’s health condition, it was decided to have a doctor on standby next to the investigation room and place an ambulance outside the government building.
As Representative Lee accepted the date requested by the prosecution after several nervous battles with the prosecution, Representative Lee plans to emphasize the prosecution’s ‘coercive summons’.
Democratic Party spokesperson Park Seong-joon criticized on the 7th, “The prosecution repeatedly ignored the National Assembly and finally demanded an unprecedented coercive summons for Representative Lee to give up his obligation to attend regular National Assembly meetings.”
On the same day that Representative Lee notified the prosecution of his appearance ,) and announced attendance by putting up a poster specifying the time and place. Representative Lee, who is appearing at the prosecution alone, plans to send a message to his supporters on this day.
Last month, when appearing at the Central District Prosecutors’ Office regarding the Baekhyeon-dong suspicions, Representative Lee posted a poster to rally support. At that time, Representative Lee did not say anything at the photo line in front of the prosecutor’s office, but spoke out to his supporters for about 15 minutes.