161208 Sixth Trial of Defendant A & Her Accomplices on Charges of False Accusation and Attempted Extortion
1. Date and Time
Dec. 08, 2016, 4 PM
Note 1: The trial started at the scheduled time at 4:00 pm (more exactly 3:58 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.
Note 4: Defendant Lee submitted the letter of apology twice on the 6th and on the 8th. Defendant Hwang submitted the letter of apology on the 7th.
4. The Testimony of the Witnesses
Two witnesses testified at the 6th trial. The witness testimony was held in the closed court for the protection of the privacy of the victim, Yuchun.
Note: 5 The first witness (called by the Prosecutors) testified from 4:03 to 4:22 PM.
Note: 6 The second witness (called by the Defense Counsel) testified from 4:22 to 4:56 PM. This second witness was the policeman who was present at the time when Defendant Lee withdrew her report. The CD taped at that time was replayed at the court and submitted as evidence.
5. The End of the 6th Trial
The trial ended at 4:57 PM. The 7th trial will be on the 22nd of Dec.
Note 7: On this trial day, few members of the feminist organization who have supported the defendants attended the court. One person from this organization put her hand on the Defendant Lee (A)’s shoulder and tried to talk to her. The court service officer restrained that person and told her it wasn’t allowed to talk to the Defendants.
Note 8: There were three news reports on this 6th trial.
– Lee Eun Ho (BizEnter) posted at 8:43 AM
– Yun Seong Yeol (Star News) posted at 12:01 PM
– Im Ji Yeon (Herald POP) posted at 6:31 PM
As the list above is showing, two news reports were posted before the trial time and the reporters from these two newspapers didn’t attend the court. The reporter from Herald POP was the ONLY one who came to the court for the 6th trial.
Translated by: Uttunfan
Shared by: 6002sky
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