Thursday Jun 08, 2023

‘Acquisition of 100 people on the pardon list’… Including 48 match-fixing cases, financial corruption and violent acts shocking

On the 28th of last month, the Korea Football Association (Soccer Association) unexpectedly pardoned 100 soccer players for illegal activities, causing a stir.

In addition to 48 people involved in match-fixing, it was revealed that this included those who were expelled or suspended indefinitely for financial corruption and acts of violence.

According to the ‘list of persons subject to amnesty’ submitted by Rep. Ha Tae-kyung from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Football Association, in addition to 48 match-fixing persons, 8 persons involved in financial corruption, 5 persons of violence against players and referees, and 4 persons of cheating in practical tests, etc. An additional list of 52 people eligible for pardon was released.바카라사이트

In particular, suspicions were raised that the eight people who were suspended indefinitely for financial corruption were most likely related to a super-large corruption case that occurred inside and outside the Football Association at the time.

In 2017, 12 former and current employees of the Livestock Cooperative were charged with criminal charges for using fraudulent corporate cards, and four of them are suspected of being eligible for pardon. The 10 pardoned persons who were expelled in 2010 also appear to be related to the bribery judgment corruption case, which was highly controversial at the time.

Amnesty was also applied to eight people who were dispositioned last year and whose disciplinary period was less than one year. Without time to check the purpose and effect of disciplinary action, such as preventing the recurrence of similar cases, the Football Association issued an indiscriminate pardon.

Rep. Ha said, “Through this ‘surprise amnesty’, it was clearly revealed how reckless the Football Association has been operating in a closed environment.” do,” he said.


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