Former K League 2 Ansan Greeners coach Lim Jong-heon, who was arrested and indicted for accepting kickbacks in exchange for joining a professional soccer team, admitted to all charges.
Former director Lim’s lawyer said at the first trial held on the 20th by Judge Kim Sang-il of the Seoul Central District Court, Criminal Division 1, “I acknowledge all the facts of the indictment and deeply reflect.”
Former director Lim answered “yes” to the court’s question, “Do you admit to all the crimes?”
Former coach Lim is accused of receiving 40 million won (breach of trust) from agent Choi in exchange for selecting two Korean players while he was the coach of Navy FC in Thailand from 2018 to 2019.
He is also accused of defrauding one player of 60 million won by saying he would let him join a professional club (fraud).토토사이트
Agent Choi, who was also taken to trial, denied the charge of breach of trust, saying, “I admit that money was exchanged, but it cannot be said that Mr. Lim was in the position of director at the time (2018).”
Former Yonsei University soccer team coach Shin Mo completely denied the allegations. Mr. Shin was indicted without detention on charges of receiving 60 million won in donations and personnel expenses from Mr. Choi when three of his players joined a professional team.
Mr. Shin’s lawyer argued, “He has not received any illegal favors and there has been no influence on his joining process.”