Heung-sik Moon (61), the former chairman of the May 18 detention wounded, who fled abroad after being suspected of bribery in connection with the collapse of the demolished building in Gwangju, returned to Korea and was arrested by the police.
According to the police on the 11th, Moon got on a plane from Seattle, USA at 6:20 am (Korean time) that day and arrived at Incheon International Airport around 6:10 pm. The police arrested Moon on the spot with a warrant issued in advance by the court and confiscated his belongings, such as cell phones and bankbooks.
In addition, for fear of infection with the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), Moon was put on a protective suit and handcuffed and sent to the Gwangju West Police Station detention center. Arrival time is expected to be after 10pm.
Moon is accused of intervening in the overall corruption of the Hakdong District 4 redevelopment and maintenance project where the collapse occurred. Police believe that Mr. Moon conspired with Broker A (73) to receive and share billions of dollars from two demolition companies and one maintenance-based company between 2017 and 2019.
Moon fled to the United States on June 13, four days after the school building disaster. While the police could not secure Moon’s new recruit, they first arrested the accomplice and continued the investigation. In the field of company selection and redevelopment, 18 people were arrested (one was arrested).
The police plan to apply for an arrest warrant after investigating the exact motive and circumstances of the crime.
Meanwhile, on June 9, at the redevelopment site of District 4, Hak-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, a five-story building that was being demolished collapsed.
Seo Eun-hye Freelance Editor [email protected]
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