Former lawmaker Son Hye-won, who had been on trial for allegations of real estate speculation in Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, was acquitted of major charges at the appeals court. Sohn said, “The fact that the speculation charges were found not guilty can be said to be 99.9%.”He expressed his feelings.
On the 25th, former lawmaker Sohn appeared on YTN Radio Lee Dong-hyung’s news head-to-head match. “I was framed for 100% speculation, and it was an unscrupulous Mokpo speculator.”said this.
The 1st Division of the Seoul Southern District Court’s Criminal Court (Chief Judge Seong-hwan Byun) sentenced former lawmaker Sohn, who was charged with violating the Anti-Corruption Act and Real Name Real Estate Act, to 1 year and 6 months in prison and a fine of 10 million won. The main charges of violating the Anti-Corruption Act were acquitted, and the Real Name Real Estate Act was found guilty.
Rep. Sohn responded by saying, “The title trust part is an extremely personal matter between me and my nephew.” . He also emphasized, “This is something I can clearly reveal when I go to the Supreme Court.” He continued, “Even if it costs more than 10 million won for a lawyer, it has to do with honor.” He protested, “I made other nephews study abroad with much more money. .
Former lawmaker Sohn was suspected of buying real estate in the name of his nephew and acquaintance, knowing in advance the city’s urban regeneration project plan in May 2017, when he was a secretary of the ruling party of the National Assembly’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee. As in the first instance, the court overturned the first-instance judgment on the charge of violating the Anti-Corruption Act, stating that the city regeneration project data provided by Mokpo City was confidential, but that Rep. Son did not use it during the real estate purchase process.
“The decisive reason for my acquittal is that even if it is a secret, there is no trace of it being used, this was a very important point,” said former lawmaker Sohn. . He also said, “I kept saying things like ‘Let’s go to Mokpo’ in June on the podcast (broadcasting) and gave it as evidence. It became the decisive evidence for paying the
Former Rep. Son expressed strong dissatisfaction with the first trial decision. He said, “In the first trial, the judge did not listen to me at all, and it ended at the level of reading the indictment.” He said, “I responded enough to think that a lot of things were resolved, but they said there was no sign of reflection. How do you reflect when you are not guilty?” .
“I can help if Lee Jae-myung calls after the party with the Democratic Party.”
Former Rep. Sohn, who led the founding of the Open Democratic Party last year, Regarding the affiliation discussion between the Democratic Party of Korea and the Open Democratic Party, it can be reasonable only if the party members guarantee an ‘open nomination’ in which candidates for proportional representation members of the National Assembly are directly nominated.said. he is “Even if nothing else is received, the open nomination should be number one (under reasonable conditions),” he said. elected a member of parliamenthe emphasized.
When asked if he could help Lee Jae-myung, the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Son said, “If I join the party, I won’t be hired from the Open Democratic Party.” We are ready to help at any time if Waa thinks well and calls him.”
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