The mother-in-law of Yoon Seok-yeol, the presidential candidate for People’s Strength, is entering the courthouse with a lawyer to be tried. yunhap news
On the 8th, the Democratic Party of Korea raised allegations that Choi Eun-soon, the mother-in-law of Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol, who served as the People’s Power candidate, illegally acquired farmland near the ‘Gongheung District in Yangpyeong’.
According to the current issue response task force of the Democratic Party Election Committee, in December 2005, Choi acquired 3341 square meters (about 1010 pyeong) of farmland in Baekan-ri, Yangpyeong-eup. In the application for certification of farmland acquisition and the agricultural management plan submitted to Yangpyeong-eup at the time, Mr. Choi stated that ‘rice’ as the crop to be grown, ‘agricultural management’ for the purpose of acquiring farmland, ‘vigilance’ for farming or not, and ‘self-management’ for the method of securing labor respectively, were described. In response, the Democratic Party pointed out, “Mr. Choi reported that he would grow rice, a paddy crop, on the farmland, which is the paddy field.”
The Farmland Act stipulates that a person who does not use or use farmland for his/her own agricultural management shall not own farmland, and if a farmland acquisition qualification certificate is issued in violation of the regulations or in an illegal way, he/she may be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years or by a fine equivalent to the published value of farmland. made it possible
Kim Byung-gi, head of the TF, pointed out, “It is suspected that Mr. Choi, who is ignorant of farming enough to report that he will grow rice in the field, has been holding this farmland illegally for the purpose of real estate speculation for over 16 years without actually doing any farming.” . The TF also pointed out that this farmland is 200 meters away from the Gongheung District, which is suspected of developing preferential treatment, and said, “The investigation agency should clearly and unequivocally reveal the connection between Choi Eun-soon’s purchase of farmland in Baekan-ri and the suspicion of development of the Gongheung district in the vicinity of Baekan-ri.” claimed.
Last month, the Democratic Party also raised suspicions that Choi may have owned the land in the Gongheung district of Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province, where the suspicion of preferential development has been raised since 2004. At a press conference at the National Assembly on the 21st of last month, Democratic Party lawmaker Kang Deuk-gu said that the land purchased by Choi and his family company ESIND in 2006 has been under borrowed name management since 2004. It is a serious crime.”
Earlier, Choi was found to have owned land worth 18.5 billion won worth of real estate in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, under a borrowed name, and was fined billions of won. Choi was also suspected of owning five plots in the Byeongsan-ri area of Yangpyeong under a borrowed name.