Nam-wook “The stake in Cheonhwa Dongin No. 1 belongs to Mayor Lee Jae-myeong”

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First trial appearance after ‘statement of intent’ release
“At least 400 million in funds for re-election in 2014”

“Ahead of the 2018 Gyeonggi Governor Election,
Kim Man-bae gave election money to Jeong Jin-sang. “

Attorney Nam Wook (pictured), who was handed over the trial for preferential treatment for the Daejang-dong development project, said in the first trial he attended after his release that ‘the share in Cheonhwa Dongin No. In 2014, he also claimed to have transferred at least 400 million won in the name of election expenses for the re-election of Mayor Seongnam Lee.

Attorney Nam appeared as a witness in the trial held on the 21st in the hearing of the 22nd part of the Seoul Central District Court Criminal Agreement (Judge Lee Jun-cheol). Attorney Nam, who was released at 0:00 on the same day, said as soon as the prosecution’s inquiry began, “There are parts that could not be stated correctly at the time of the investigation. I will tell the truth in court.”

Attorney Nam said, “I heard from Mr. Kim Man-bae (major shareholder of Hwacheon Daeyu) that the share in Cheonhwa Dongin No. When the prosecution asked, “Is there a reason why you didn’t tell the truth (at the time of the investigation)?” ” he said.

Regarding the 352 million won he gave to Yoo Dong-gyu, the former head of the Seongnam Urban Development Corporation’s Planning Department in 2013, Attorney Nam said, “(Director Yu) didn’t say that at first, but he said it wasn’t money spends it, but that he has to give it to high-status people.” he said. As for the ‘high-ranking people’, he said, “I know them as Jeong Jin-gan (Head of the Political Coordination Office of the Representative Office of the Democratic Party) and Kim Yong (Deputy Director of the Democratic Research Institute).” When the prosecution asked, “Did former boss Yoo say they were Jeong Jin-sang and Kim Yong?”

Attorney Nam testified that he transferred at least 400 million won in money for the re-election of Seongnam Mayor Lee Jae-myung. This is the first time a private business executive in Daejang-dong has testified in court about the allegations of Lee’s campaign funds. Attorney Nam said, “During the 2014 (local) election, I gave about 400 to 500 million won to Mayor Lee Jae-myung.” He won at least 400 million,” he said. Mr Lee is a sales agent known as a relative of former special prosecutor Park Young-soo, who acted as an agent for the sale of apartments in the Wirye New Town and Daejang-dong development projects.

Attorney Nam also testified that Man-bae Kim gave election expenses to Chief Chung even before the 2018 local elections, when Lee was elected governor of Gyeonggi-do. When the prosecution presented a transcript of the call between Mr. Kim and accountant Young-Hak Jeong, and asked what Mr. Kim’s comment meant, “The money you don’t know went out,” Attorney Nam said, “In during the 2018 local Elections, Mr. Kim told Chief Jeong, Gyeonggi-do Governor Election without the knowledge of former Headquarters Director Yoo. “I know the contents of the payment,” he said.

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