Lim Jong-heon (57), former professional soccer coach, was arrested. He is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for signing players to a Thai professional football team he coached. 

On the 11th, Lee Min-soo, chief judge in charge of warrants at the Seoul Central District Court, conducted an interrogation (examination of warrant substance) of the suspect prior to arrest for Lim, former professional soccer second division manager of Ansan Greeners FC, who is suspected of breach of trust and fraud, and said, “Destruction of evidence” I have concerns,” he said, and issued an arrest warrant.

Former manager Lim is accused of receiving 40 million won from Mr. Choi in return for a request for two players to join a foreign club while coaching Pattaya United FC, a Thai professional football club, in 2018-2019. He is also accused of receiving 60 million won from one player by tricking him into joining the pro team.

Arrest warrants for Shin (64), a former college football coach and player broker Choi (36), who were arrested in the same court as Lim, were dismissed. The two are charged with bribery and breach of trust, respectively.

Chief Judge Lee cited the fact that former director Shin acknowledged basic facts, such as receiving money, and that Mr. Choi also admitted to committing some crimes, such as fraud, as reasons for dismissing the arrest warrant. 토토사이트 순위

Former manager Shin is accused of accepting 60 million won from Choi in exchange for asking three players to join a professional club between 2017 and 2018. 

It was investigated that Choi gave 20 million won to former coaches Lim and former coaches Shin and other professional club coaches in return for a request to enlist a player, and 7 million won to another university coach in return for a request to enlist a player. He was also accused of receiving 20 million won by deceiving a player by saying that he would join a professional club.

Prosecutors seized and searched former director Lim’s office and residence on the 19th of last month after seizing the circumstances of the transfer of money and goods related to joining while investigating another criminal case of Mr. Choi. Through this, after securing related data, they requested arrest warrants for three people, including former director Lim, on the 6th. 

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