1. Date and Time
Dec. 01, 2016, 4 PM
Dec. 01, 2016, 4 PM
Note 1: The trial was scheduled to start at 4:00 pm, but due to the delay of the previous trial assigned for the same courtroom, it started around 4:10 PM.
2. Judicial Bench
Seoul Central District Criminal Court 15 Single Judge Choi Jong Jin
1) Lee, so-called A, charged with false accusation & attempted extortion, imprisoned
2) Hwang (mob) charged with attempted extortion, imprisoned
3) Lee (Defendant Lee’s boy friend) charged with attempted extortion, not imprisoned
Note 2: This case is the case of false accusation and attempted extortion. The above three people stand the trial as the defendants. Many of Korean newspapers still mislead the information on the relationships among the three defendants. Many of them still report Defendant Hwang is Defendant Lee (A)’s cousin, but it is NOT true. Mob Hwang was introduced to the other two defendants to plan and execute their crime when they premeditated it (Refer to this posting by 6002Sky https://goo.gl/7rFudU).
Note 3: Mob Hwang was indicted for two other fraud cases. Thus, all three cases were consolidated together and he has been tried for three cases at the same court. Under the Korean Criminal Procedure Act, Article 300, the court may order the consolidation of oral proceedings (i.e., trial cases) upon request of a prosecutor or defense counsel or ex officio to reduce repetitive procedures.
4. The Testimony of the Witnesses
Two witnesses testified at the 5th trial. The witness testimony was held at the closed court for the protection of the victim, Yuchun. The first witness was C-JeS CEO, Baek Chang Joo. His testimony ended around 5:30 PM. The second witness was Baek’s father. He entered the court at 5:30 PM and came out of it 6:26 PM.
5. The End of the 5th Trial
After the testimony by these two witnesses, the Judge discussed with the Defense Counsel and the Prosecutors about accepting the submitted material as the evidences. The trial ended at 6:40 PM. The next trial date is the 8th of Dec.
Note 4: Different from the 4th trial, not many reporters appeared in the court for their coverage of this case. 9 reports came out from 7 newspapers. Ilgan Sports and News 1 posted 2 reports each.
Note 5: The fence has been set up outside of the court door to prevent approaching for eavesdropping since the 3rd trial and it was there on the 5th trial day as well. However, a tremendously absurd incidence happened during the trial and many Korean fans witnessed it. Around 5 PM when the testimony by the first witness has proceeded, a female reporter with long hair and grey winter jumper stole the moment of the absence of the court staffs and entered into the fence area. Although the fans pointed out her behavior, she didn’t move insisting that she was checking the notice put on the wall just beside the court door. After a court staff told her to move, she reluctantly came back to the area beyond the fence line. Such attitude of this reporter was another example of an unscrupulous behavior of the Korean reporters which we have been witnessing since the day one of this case. They have no intention to protect the victim of a vicious crime. They only pursue the number of clicks and the resulting compensation from it. If there had been no fans, what would she have done? She may have done the same thing as two reporters sticking to the court door and eavesdropping on the 2nd trial day when there had been no fence.
Translated by: Uttunfan via 6002sky
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