The director, who was handed over to trial for taking money and other valuables after receiving a request from his parents for the entrance exam, was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence in the first trial.
On the 19th, Seoul Central District Court Criminal 19th Chief Judge Lee Won-joong sentenced Mr. A, a former manager of a famous high school baseball team in Seoul, who was indicted without detention for violating the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, to 6 months in prison and 2 years probation, and sentenced Mr. A to 19.86 million won. ordered the collection of
Mr. A, a former professional baseball player, received an envelope containing 300,000 yen (approximately 3.3 million won) from the player’s parents at a training ground in Japan in February 2020, while working as a baseball team manager. It turned out that he received 9.86 million won in money and goods. The amount of Mr. A’s receivables by fiscal year was 3.3 million won in 2019, 5.89 million won in 2020, and 10.66 million won in 2021. Among them, nine wreaths sent by the player’s parents in the name of Mr. A for congratulations and condolences to Mr.
In particular, the amount received in 2021 was from a parent who asked for a request for his son’s entrance exam. 먹튀검증
In February 2021, Mr. A received 3 million won in cash from B’s parents at the supervisor’s office, and it was revealed that he received an additional 10 million won in March. However, Mr. A allowed pitcher B to throw only 0.2 innings, and player B did not meet the criteria for entering college. Parents visited the school and disclosed the request for admission, but the school did not show any will to solve the problem. When the parents filed a complaint with the Office of Education about the matter, the school finally imposed a disciplinary punishment on Mr. A of suspending his duties for one month. And he filed a complaint with the police against Mr. A and his parents for violating the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, the so-called Kim Young-ran Act.
Mr. A denied the allegations during the police investigation. However, the police sent Mr. A to the prosecution with the opinion of indicting him for violating the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act. According to SBS coverage at the time, it was revealed that Mr. A requested not only cash, but also a funeral wreath and repairs to his car, and his modest amount was known to exceed 19 million won.
Mr. A denied some of the charges even at trial. He argued that there was no fact that he received some cash, and that sending a wreath to an acquaintance was an acceptable money item according to social norms.
However, the court judged that it was all true that Mr. A received the cash, considering the testimony and statements of the officials. In addition, the parents of the players sent wreaths to their acquaintances as an act that could harm the fairness, integrity, and trust of the coach, and acknowledged all the facts of the prosecution as guilty.
The judge pointed out that “the defendant has received money and other valuables from the baseball player’s father several times, and the scale is not small, even though fairness and integrity are required in performing duties such as selecting players and granting opportunities to participate.”