After Gyeonggi Province Governor Kim Dong-yeon mentioned the suspicion of ‘corporate card misappropriation’ by Kim Hye-kyung, wife of Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myeong, during the National Assembly audit, related controversy appears to be spreading within the Democratic Party.
As some of the non-Myung faction pressured the party leadership demanding to know the truth, the pro-Myung faction did not hide their displeasure, telling them not to be swayed by political maneuvers initiated by the ruling party.
This is reporter Son Hyo-jeong.
The suspicion of Kim Hye-kyung, the wife of CEO Lee Jae-myeong, who had been out of the public eye for a while, of misappropriating a corporate card has surfaced again.
This statement by Gyeonggi Governor Kim Dong-yeon, made during the Gyeonggi-do government audit on the 17th, was the starting point.
[Jeong Woo-taek / People Power Party Representative (National Assembly Public Administration and Security Committee, last 17th): Last August, Mr. A, a civil servant in the secretariat of the Gyeonggi Provincial Office, filed a public interest report with the ACRC, claiming that former Governor Lee Jae-myeong ordered and condoned the misappropriation of public funds, and that he embezzled it himself, right? ]
[Kim Dong-yeon / Governor of Gyeonggi Province (last 17th): Looking at our audit results, we suspect at least 61 cases and up to 100 cases of personal use, so we filed a complaint with the National Police Agency for embezzlement and breach of trust… .]
In the process of mentioning the results of the audit conducted by Gyeonggi Province against Kim Hye-kyung’s secretary, Mr. Bae, before Governor Kim’s inauguration, the specific number of misappropriations was also disclosed.
After the dismissal of Representative Lee’s arrest warrant and his landslide victory in the by-election, some non-partisan groups that tried to control the level of criticism have opened fire again.
He said that the Democratic Party’s midnight function should메이저사이트 not be stopped and demanded an investigation into the truth at the party level.
[Lee Sang-min / Representative of the Democratic Party of Korea ( SBS Radio ‘Kim Tae-hyun’s Political Show’): I was shocked to see what was revealed from the Gyeonggi Province Governor’s answer. I believe that we have an obligation to actively participate in the process of verifying the truth and report the truth to the public.] The
pro-Myung faction was upset that Governor Kim Dong-yeon was not targeting Kim Hye-kyung, and that the purpose of his remarks was distorted.
Regarding the interpretation that Governor Kim, who was a rival during the last presidential primary, is trying to keep Representative Lee Jae-myung in check, he countered that it was a political maneuver by the ruling party to divide the two.
Gyeonggi Province issued a series of statements and attempted to resolve the situation by saying that the audit and investigation into Mr. Bae were conducted during the time of the former governor.
The People Power Party put pressure on Representative Lee by citing the failure of the public interest informant who first reported the suspicion of misappropriation of corporate cards as a witness for the government audit.
It was claimed that Representative Lee committed ‘abuse of power’ and ‘illegality’ by using corporate cards for personal purposes during his time as governor.
[Yoon Chang-hyun / People Power Party Representative (National Assembly Political Affairs Committee): (Mr. Cho Myung-hyeon) paid with his own card and then deposited money into his account from Gyeonggi Province, so it has been confirmed that it is illegal. This is abuse of power and from an anti-corruption perspective… .]
[Kim Hong-il / Chairman of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission: We have judged that there is a need for an investigation and have now transferred the case.]
Representative Lee Jae-myeong, who devoted himself to recovering his health at home after fasting, will return to duty next Monday.
There appears to be quite a bit of homework ahead of Representative Lee, including potential factional conflicts and pending trials, as well as the rapidly emerging controversy over misuse of corporate credit cards.
This is Son Hyo-jeong of YTN .