Mr. Kim, in his 50s, was sentenced to prison for once again embezzling part of the funds from the 20 billion won embezzlement case by a Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (now Hanwha Ocean) employee in 2016. This is another case of embezzlement from a company established to hide embezzled funds.
The 5th Criminal Division of the Busan District Court (Chief Judge Jang Ki-seok) announced on the 15th that it sentenced Mr. Kim, who was sent to trial on charges of violating the Act on the Aggravated Punishment of Specific Economic Crimes, to three years in prison. Mr. Kim is the accounting manager of Company A. Company A is a corporation established in March 2015 by Mr. Lim, who embezzled 20 billion won from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and spent it on a spree, and his mistress to hide the proceeds of crime.
Mr. Kim is suspected of embezzling 880 million won in Company A funds by receiving cashier’s checks from company officials in July 2017. Mr. Kim was the older brother of Mr. Lim’s mistress, and was well aware of his situation at Company A.
Mr. Kim also knew that Company A had purchased메이저사이트 real estate with criminal proceeds before and after the prosecution investigation into the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering embezzlement case in May 2016, and the cashier’s check that Mr. Kim collected was the proceeds from the sale of real estate. The court determined that Mr. Kim was well aware of the circumstances that the cashier’s check in question was property derived from the proceeds of crime.
The court said, “Even if the defendant was involved in this crime while helping Mr. Lim, who was in a romantic relationship with his younger sister, with his work, it is an act that makes it more difficult for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, which has suffered significant damage, to recover from the damage,” adding, “The guilt is not light.” It was ruled that At the same time, he explained the reason for the sentence, saying, “The defendant does not reflect on the crime and denies all of the crime from the investigation stage to this court, so I am imposing a prison sentence.”
Previously, Mr. Lim worked as a deputy manager of the drill ship division at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s Okpo Shipyard in Geoje, where he handled the purchase of supplies and the leasing of accommodation for shipowner employees. He was arrested and indicted by the prosecution in 2016 on charges of embezzling approximately 20 billion won in company money through false contracts while dealing with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering subsidiaries from 2008 to the end of 2015.
With the embezzled funds, Mr. Lim bought luxury goods worth about 1 billion won, including a watch with a market value of 200 million won, and even bought a multi-billion won shopping mall in Busan in the name of himself and his mistress. In 2017, the court sentenced Lim to 13 years in prison and his mistress to 2 years and 6 months in prison.