The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (chief prosecutor Lee Il-kyu) sent prosecutors and investigators to two or three places, including the residence of former general manager Jang Jung-seok, who was suspected of being in breach of trust, on the morning of the 30th of last month.
Former general manager Jang Jung-seok is suspected of asking for back money in exchange for raising the down payment while discussing an extension contract with Park Dong-won, who is set to become an FA last year. Park Dong-won, who signed a four-year contract with LG, reported the transcript to the Kia owner’s office and reported it to the Korea Professional Baseball Players Association.
KIA, which understood the allegations of Jang Jung-seok’s request for money and valuables, reported to the KBO Clean Baseball Center and held its own disciplinary committee that caused a stir for damaging dignity to vote on the dismissal of Jang Jung-seok.
Regardless of the facts, the club referred former general manager Jang Jung-seok to the disciplinary committee and dismissed him because it was determined that the wrong behavior of demanding money or other goods during negotiations with his player was unacceptable for any reason.
After the decision to dismiss former general manager Jang Jung-seok, KIA apologized in an apology, saying, “We bow down to KIA Tigers fans and all fans who love professional baseball for the recent damage to the dignity of Jang Jung-seok. We also apologize to all members of the league as it will affect the entire KBO League, which is about to open.” 메이저 토토사이트
KIA continued, “We immediately identified the facts and decided that the demand for money and goods was not justified for any reason, so we held a disciplinary committee and immediately dismissed Jang Jung-seok,” and promised to prevent a recurrence, saying, “The club feels a heavy responsibility for this issue and will continue to strive for compliance education for all team executives and athletes to prevent such a recurrence.”
KIA also repeatedly bowed its head, saying, “I apologize once again to the fans who love professional baseball and support the KIA Tigers.”
KBO reviewed the documents and related data submitted from KIA and requested the prosecution to investigate the case through review and discussion by the investigation committee. Meanwhile, the prosecution plans to call former general manager Jang Jung-seok as a suspect as soon as the analysis of the confiscated materials is completed to check whether the actual money and valuables were exchanged.