Professional soccer ‘players’ confirmed…former national team coach also charged

A number of former representatives of the K League 2 Ansan Greeners, including Lee Jong-geol, have been sent to trial for allegedly exchanging money in exchange for joining a professional soccer team.

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office’s Criminal Division 9 (Deputy Chief Prosecutor Kim Hyun-ah) announced on the 13th that it has indicted Lee and Bae Mo, the head of the club’s power enhancement team, on charges including embezzlement. According to prosecutors, Lee is suspected of accepting foreign cars, luxury watches, and cash worth 50 million won from the players’ parents and agent Choi Moe in exchange for the recruitment of two players from last year to this year. He is also suspected of accepting 9 million won from former Ansan coach Lim Jong-heon, who was indicted in July for receiving 45 million won from Choi in exchange for the appointment of a player.

The prosecution also found that Choi colluded with Choi Mo, a former national team coach who assisted Paulo Bento (Portugal), who led South Korea to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, in delivering money to the Ansan club, and indicted him today on charges of embezzlement and handed him over to trial. Choi was reportedly a gift from a player who was trying to join Ansan.소닉카지노

The case, in which 10 people who have been active in the soccer world, including club officials, agents, and university and elementary school leaders, were handed over to trial, came to light after prosecutors discovered suspicious money transactions while reviewing a fraud case that the police decided not to prosecute in May, and notified the Korean Football Association of the irregularities along with the return of criminal proceeds.

The prosecution said, “We will do our utmost to ensure that the defendants who took the practice of ‘player business’ lightly, where money is exchanged in the name of ‘personnel expenses’ and ‘development funds’ during the professional recruitment process, are appropriately punished.”

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