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Jeong Chan-min, a member of the Council of People’s Strength (Yongin Si-gap), was sentenced to prison in the first trial for losing his seat as a member of the council during his tenure as Mayor of Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, which was accused of providing convenience to real estate developers and accepting bribes worth 300 million earned through a third party.
On the 22nd, the 12th Criminal Division of the Suwon District Court (Director Hwang In-seong) sentenced Rep. Jeong to 7 years in prison and a fine of 500 million won for bribery under the Serious Punishment for Specific Crimes Act. According to the Public Official Elections Act and the National Assembly Act, members of the National Assembly who have been sentenced to prison without prison labor or a heavier penalty will be deprived of their right to be elected and lose their seats.
Representative Jeong, who was developing a townhouse in Bora-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, from April 2016, during the days of Mayor Yongin, from April 2016 to February 2017 provided a licensing facility and permission to Mr. accused on charges of making him acquire it at a price of about 296 million won cheaper than the market price. In addition, it was investigated that he received a total of 350 million won in bribes by receiving 56 million won in land acquisition and registration tax from Mr.
Representative Jung, who was arrested during a police investigation in October last year, has been remanded in custody after his bail application to the court in March this year was accepted.
Reporter Ki-seop Noh