Central District Prosecutor’s Office’s investigation into former head Jang Jeong-seok’s ‘request for back money’

Prosecutors have launched a full-fledged investigation into the pro baseball ‘back money scandal’. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office is investigating the major crimes. 

According to the legal community on the 10th, the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office assigned the case of former KIA Tigers general manager Jang Jeong-seok, requested by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Secretariat, to the Major Crimes Investigation Department (Chief Prosecutor Cho Kwang-hwan). This means that although the case is serious or the case of high difficulty is rich in investigation experience, it is judged that it is appropriate for the prosecutor to handle it.  메이저사이트

Former general manager Jang was dismissed from the KIA baseball team on the 29th of last month. He is suspected of asking for money in the process of discussing a long-term (extension) contract with Park Dong-won, who was a player until last year, with words suggesting back money. Park Dong-won recorded the conversation with former general manager Jang, and informed the baseball team’s parent company, high-ranking baseball team personnel (CEO), and the Korea Professional Baseball Players Association (Athletes’ Association), hoping for appropriate action. The club took this situation seriously, opened a disciplinary committee, and dismissed the party. 

KBO reviewed the circumstances and related data received from the KIA club, discussed the investigation committee on the 4th, and requested an investigation to the prosecution on the 5th. 

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