Further investigations revealed that Lee Jong-geol, 61, the former president of Ansan Greeners FC, received a Benz worth $61.5 million in exchange for signing players. He was also found to have received $9 million in exchange for appointing a coach. As a result, the amount of ‘back money’ increased significantly to 100 million won.메이저사이트
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office’s Criminal Division 9 (Deputy Chief Prosecutor Kim Hyun-ah) announced on the 18th that it has reapplied for an arrest warrant against Lee, charging him with embezzlement.
Lee is accused of receiving a total of 27 million won, including 10 million won in cash and a luxury watch worth 17 million won, from a player broker, Choi Mo-soo, in exchange for the signing of two players from November 2022 to January 2023.
The prosecution also found that Lee received 9 million won in exchange for appointing Lim Jong-heon, the former head coach of Ansan Greeners FC, as acting head coach.
The prosecution also accused Lee of receiving a foreign car worth 61.5 million won from a player’s father in exchange for the signing of two players.
The prosecution had previously requested an arrest warrant for Lee on the 1st, but the court dismissed it, saying that “a significant amount of objective evidence has been secured and there is a low risk of further destruction of evidence.”
On the same day, a prosecution official said, “Suspicion of receiving money in various ways, regardless of players, club officials, and agents, was added,” adding, “The amount is also quite poor, totaling 100 million won.”
“We must sound the alarm about structural irregularities in professional soccer recruitment,” he said, adding, “We will investigate strictly and thoroughly.”