Former national team coach Choi Tae-wook indicted on conspiracy charges in ‘pro soccer recruitment scandal’

Former South Korean soccer coach Choi Tae-wook, who led the national team to the round of 16 at last year’s 안전카지노사이트 World Cup in Qatar, has gone on trial for allegedly offering money to professional clubs in exchange for player recruitment.

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office’s Criminal Division 9 (Deputy Chief Prosecutor Kim Hyun-ah) indicted Choi on Wednesday on charges of embezzlement. The former coach is accused of colluding with agent Choi Mo-soo to pay off his student to join the Ansan Greeners.

The case was uncovered during a review of the agent’s alleged fraud case. The case was sparked in 2017 when a college soccer player accused Choi of cheating him out of 20 million won to join a professional team. While investigating the case, prosecutors identified a player business scandal involving Choi, former Ansan president Lee Jong-geol and former coach Lim Jong-heon, and on the same day handed over 10 people to trial.

Lee is accused of receiving a total of 27 million won ($20 million) in cash and luxury watches from Choi in exchange for signing two players from November last year to January this year. Lim also allegedly received 9 million won in exchange for his appointment. Lim was also detained in July for allegedly receiving 45 million won from Choi.

The prosecution has disgorged the profits from the defendants’ crimes and notified the Korean Football Association of the irregularities. The prosecution said, “The defendants should be punished commensurate with their crimes for treating player business as a practice.

Meanwhile, the soccer world is shocked that former coach Choi was included in the recruitment scandal by conspiring to accept money. Choi was a member of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup quarterfinal team and made many appearances for the national team. After retiring from active duty in 2014, Choi worked as a scout for professional clubs, a youth coach, and a national team coach.

Upon learning of the charges, the KFA immediately removed Choi from the Technical Study Group (TSG). The KFA will also decide whether to convene a fairness committee after confirming the charges.

Related Posts

토토사이트 – Real Madrid reveals astronomical buyout of Bellingham and Vinicius

Real Madrid’s key midfielder Jude Bellingham’s buyout was revealed. The British Daily Mail quoted “Talk Sports” on the 13th (Korea time) as saying, “Bellingham was found to be…

Nova Scotia Man Wins Biggest Instant Winner Award

Most recently, a Nova Scotia man has become part of history because he is the biggest instant winner on alc.ca , the Atlantic Lottery Company said. The lucky…

Saudi Arabia’s NEOM project unlikely to match Korean firms’ expectations

Korean companies may not be able to enjoy the benefits they have anticipated from Saudi Arabia’s NEOM project, as the Middle Eastern country appears to be scaling down…

Frost discovered on top of giant Mars volcanoes

Early morning frost has been detected on the peaks of massive volcanoes on Mars, an unexpected discovery about the dispersal of water on Mars that could one day…

Korea, Turkmenistan agree to enhance cooperation in energy, infrastructure projects

The leaders of Korea and Turkmenistan agreed Monday to expand cooperation in large-scale energy and infrastructure projects, and work together for Seoul’s strategy for Central Asia. President Yoon…

Im Chang-jung cleared of stock manipulation allegations, apologizes to fans for ‘shameful behavior’

Singer Im Chang-jung, who prosecutors recently cleared of allegations involving a stock manipulation scandal, apologized to his fans. “I deeply apologize to everyone and my fans who have…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *