Eleven people, including Lee Jong-geol, former representative of K League 2 Ansan Greeners, former coach Lim Jong-heon, and an agent surnamed Choi, who are accused of receiving bribes in exchange for joining a professional soccer team, were left on trial. Former coach Choi Tae-wook, who helped the men’s soccer team advance to the round of 16 of the Qatar World Cup as a member of the ‘Bentuho’ coaching staff last year, was also included in the conspiracy charge.
On the 13th, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office’s Criminal Division 9 (Chief Prosecutor Kim Hyun-ah) issued a press release stating that it had indicted 10 people, including former CEO Lee, on charges of breach of trust and bribery. According to the prosecution, former CEO Lee is accused of giving 50 million won worth of Mercedes-Benz cars, Rolex watches, and cash to his parents and agent Choi in exchange for having two players join the team from last year to this year.
Former coach Lim is also accused of receiving 45 million won from Choi in exchange for the player’s membership. The prosecution said that it had confirmed that Choi colluded with former national team coach Choi Tae-wook in the process of providing money to the Ansan team, and also indicted him without detention on charges of embezzlement. At the same time, Coach Choi wrote that he was a former teacher of the player he was trying to join the Ansan club.
The prosecution said, ‘We will collect and preserve the profits from the defendant’s crime, notify the Korea Football Association of the misconduct, and make every effort to maintain the prosecution so that the defendant who dismisses player trading as a practice is punished commensurate with the crime.’ He emphasized.온라인바카라
The Korean Professional Football League decided to immediately exclude former coach Choi, who is currently traveling around the K-League field as a member of the Technical Research Group (TSG), from work after being indicted without detention. The professional league plans to take follow-up measures against former coach Choi in the future, considering the trial process and the results of the Korea Football Association’s Fair Committee. An official from the professional league said, “First, we asked former coach Choi to submit a report.”