PRESIDENT OF KUKKIWON OH HYUN DEUK ARRESTED!

PRESIDENT OF KUKKIWON OH HYUN DEUK ARRESTED!

It has been reported in the Korean press that Oh Hyun Deuk the President of Kukkiwon was arrested on numerous charges including corruption.

English translation provided below by Johnny CW Kang

The current Kukkiwon President, Oh Hyun Deuk, has been arrested for obstruction of business including illegal recruitment, after finishing his trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seocho-gu, Seoul on Tuesday. 2018.12.13 / News1

There are also charges of irregularities in the hiring process and violations in the Political Fund Act.

The Seoul Central District Court’s chief judge (51) issued an arrest warrant after conducting an arrest warrant examination for Oh (before being arrested).

The court explained why the arrest warrant was issued, saying, “Considering the criminal charges and the status of the suspect and the circumstances of the investigation to date, there is a possibility that the evidence could be destroyed.”

According to Kukkiwon employees, Kukkiwon employees will be recruiting new employees. He is also suspected of delivering illegal political donations to members of the National Assembly’s Education, Culture, and Sports and Tourism Committee.

Previously, the Gangnam Police Station in Seoul requested an arrest warrant for Oh on Wednesday for obstruction of business and violation of the Political Fund Law. In response, the prosecution also requested a warrant. Previously, police requested three arrest warrants for Oh, including October last year, December and October 25, but prosecutors rejected them all

Oh Dae-young, secretary general of Kukkiwon, who is suspected of obstruction of business with Oh, is also under investigation by the prosecution.

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