On the 19th, Lee Jae-myung, the representative of the Democratic Party, suddenly declared that he would give up the privilege of not being arrested in a speech by the representative of the negotiating group in the National Assembly, drawing attention to the prosecution’s investigation. Some analyze that CEO Lee made a ‘strategic remark’ considering the investigation situation, but the general outlook is that the possibility of a warrant request in the future cannot be ruled out from inside and outside the prosecution.
According to the legal community on the 20th, the prosecution is currently investigating several cases in which suspicions of Lee’s involvement have been raised, including the Baekhyun-dong, Jeongja-dong, and Ssangbangwool remittance cases to North Korea. In the case of the Daejang-dong development corruption case and the Seongnam FC donation suspicion case , which were heavily investigated, the trial is underway without detention after the National Assembly rejected the motion to arrest Lee.
First, the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office’s Anti-Corruption Investigation Division 1 (Director Eom Hee-joon), which is investigating the suspicion of preferential treatment in Baek Hyun-dong, recently arrested and indicted former Korea Housing CEO Kim In-seop, who is known to have played a lobbyist role as an aide to Lee, on charges of mediation under the Aggravated Punishment Act for Specific Crimes. In addition, the chairman of a real estate developer, Jeong Mo, was arrested on charges of embezzlement and breach of trust of about 48 billion won.
Regarding Baek Hyeon-dong, it is known that the prosecution will investigate the former head of the Democratic Party’s party, Jeong Jin-sang, the former head of the political affairs coordination office, before Lee, to uncover the suspicion of preferential treatment메이저놀이터.
Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office’s Seongnam Branch 3rd Criminal Division (Director Yu Min-jong) recently seized and searched the company in connection with the suspicion of Jeongja-dong. Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office’s 6th Criminal Division (Chief Kim Young-nam), which is investigating the suspicion of remittance to North Korea, has indicted Lee Hwa-young, former vice-governor of peace in Gyeonggi-do, who is close to President Lee.
In the legal world, it is evaluated that the recent investigation into Lee’s involvement is not as fast as before, compared to the ‘suspicion of money envelope distribution and bribery’ involving former representative Song Young-gil and about 20 members of the Democratic Party.
As a result, even within the prosecution, there were not a few reactions to Lee’s declaration as ‘out of the blue’. Some analyze that President Lee strategically brought out the waiver of the non-arrest privilege, judging that the possibility of requesting an immediate warrant was slim.
However, the investigative team is in the position that the investigation is proceeding without any problems. In addition, although it is theoretical, it is said that the possibility of requesting an arrest warrant for Lee in the future is open. An official from the prosecution said, “The investigation is proceeding according to schedule,” and said, “It will have to be judged by considering the degree of explanation, evidence, and reason for arrest, but (even requesting a warrant) is not impossible.”