Korean chaebol CJ Group Chairman Lee Jay-Hyun Faces up to 10 years in Prison if HE is convicted of Tax Evasion, Illegal Capital outflow, stock manipulation and Breach of Trust, prosecutors said

2013-05-28 17:01

CJ chairman faces up to10 years

Kim Jae-won by
CJ Group Chairman Lee Jay-Hyun Faces up to 10 years in Prison if HE is convicted of Tax Evasion, Illegal Capital outflow, stock manipulation and Breach of Trust, prosecutors said.  The prosecution plans to Summon The 53-year -Old food and Entertainment industry mogul as Early as this week for Questioning. He allegedly dodged tens of BILLIONS of won of Income Tax, HID 400 billion won ($ 355 million) abroad, manipulated stock Prices of The Group’s Affiliates and damaged The company’s Interest by Helping his siblings.

Observers say Cido Shipping Chairman Kwon Hyuk is a good indicator to Predict The Future of The CJ chairman. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced in February to Kwon Four years in Prison and 234 billion won in fines for Later Failing to 220 billion won of Income Tax.

Illegal In terms of Capital outflow, The case of Soon-Young Choi, EX-chairman of the now-defunct Shindonga Group, hints that Lee may face even harsher punishment. The Supreme Court sentenced Choi to Five years in Prison and fines of 157.4 billion won in July 2006 for $ 160 million hiding in The United States.

Applies The Judiciary also on stock manipulation Heavy punishment.According to The Capital Market and Financial Investment Law, stock manipulators CAN Face up to 10 years in Prison or 500 million won in fines.

prosecutors are focusing on Their Investigation Hidden Assets under by Lee Borrowed-name accounts dating back to 2008.

In 2008, Police revealed Lee had secretly managed Funds under Borrowed-named Bank accounts and ordered HIM to Later 170 billion won ($ 151 million) in back taxes.

however, The National Tax Service DID Not file a Criminal complaint against HIM at The time.

CJ Group said Lee inherited the funds from his grandfather and the founder of Samsung Group, Lee Byung-chull, and the group paid the 170 billion won in taxes. Lee is The Eldest son of Lee Maeng-hee, who is The Elder brother of Lee Kun-hee, The chairman of Samsung Electronics.

The prosecution believes The Country’s 14th-Largest conglomerate amassed Slush Funds in Borrowed-name accounts.

According to The Related laws, those who take more than 30 billion won in illegal gains from stock manipulation are subject to up to 11 years in jail. Charges of breach of trust and tax evasion vary from four to 11 years in prison according to the amount of money.

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