Former Police Officer Forwarded To Prosecution For Charges Of Accepting Bribes From Burning Sun
Former police officer Mr. Kang has been forwarded to the prosecution for charges of accepting bribes to cover up the controversial club Burning Sun’s alleged illegal business methods.
Mr. Kang was arrested by the police for allegations of receiving money and valuables in exchange for turning a blind eye on an incident from July 2018, where a minor was allowed inside Burning Sun. The student’s mother reported the incident to the police, and the case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office with suggestion of non-indictment about a month later.
On March 19, MBC’s “Newsdesk” revealed that the club was facing suspension of business at the time. In order to cover up the incident, Burning Sun CEO Lee Sung Hyun allegedly paid former police officer Mr. Kang 20 million won (approximately $17,687).
A source from the police said, “The term of confinement for Mr. Kang had expired, so we decided to forward the case to the prosecution for now. If further suspicions are revealed, we plan to make additional charges on the case and forward it to the prosecution.”
However, the police stated that there is still some investigation left to do on Burning Sun CEO Lee Sung Hyun and Mr. Lee, the guy who delivered the money to Mr. Kang.
Meanwhile, the police also confirmed that they received a response from Chief Superintendent Kim, the wife of Senior Superintendent Yoon who is under suspicions of corruption ties with Seungri and former Yuri Holdings CEO Yoo In Suk.
Chief Superintendent Kim, who is also a resident officer working in Malaysia, is reported to have been acquaintances with Yoo In Suk and his wife Park Han Byul, and allegedly accepted concert tickets from former FTISLAND member Choi Jong Hoon.
The police said, “We received a response from Chief Superintendent Kim through email. Because we still have some things to confirm regarding the context of the response, it will be difficult for us to reveal the email.”