[“채용 고마워 명의 빌려줬는데”] ‘Boss Chief’ disabled driver, fined 400 million won and forced to work

▲ Mr. Lee, a disabled driver with a suspended sentence of imprisonment and a fine of 420 million won, is on crutches for issuing a false tax invoice.

“I just lent my name out of gratitude for hiring me, a disabled person… . I can’t afford to pay the fine, so I have to go to jail. Can the Supreme Court still make such a ruling? Is there such an unfair law in the world?”

It is shocking to learn that a disabled driver, who actually borrowed his name at the request of the president, was caught in a tax crime and was sentenced to hundreds of millions of won in fines and was being detained in a labor camp. Amugae Lee (66), a second-grade polio, was sentenced to a suspended sentence of imprisonment and a fine on charges such as issuing false tax invoices on the 12th. What is the reason why Mr. Lee, who worked as the boss’s driver with a salary of about 2 million won a month, was forced to become Jo Se-beom?

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According to on the 24th, the second part of the Supreme Court (Chief Justice Lee Dong-won) sentenced Mr. Lee, who was handed over to trial on charges of issuing false tax invoices under the Act on Aggravated Punishment of Specific Crimes, etc. (Act on Aggravated Specific Crimes) on the 12th. In August, the lower court sentenced him to two years of probation and a fine of 420 million won. This was the final conclusion only one year and two months after Lee was indicted. The Supreme Court said, “I only argued that the sentencing was unfair,” and said that it was not a legitimate reason for appeal.

As a result, a fine of 420 million won was shackled to Lee. The court ruled that if Lee did not pay the fine, he would detain 1.4 million won in the labor camp for the period calculated as one day. Based on this calculation, Mr. Lee would have to work 300 days. According to Article 69 (1) of the Criminal Act, which states that the fine must be paid within 30 days from the date the judgment is finalized, there is only one month left. However, for Mr. Lee, who is disabled, this is a ‘heavy punishment’. He is in a situation where it is difficult to take even a few steps without lifting crutches.

From around 2015, Mr. Lee had a relationship with Mr. Park (73), CEO of Company A, a metal shutter manufacturer in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, and was hired as a driver. However, a problem arose when CEO Park established Company B, a metal display panel manufacturer, in October of the same year. At first, CEO Park tried to entrust Company B to his daughter, but he asked Mr. Lee to borrow his name, saying that his daughter was running a private business.

Mr. Lee said he could not turn down the request in favor of giving him a job. He accepted CEO Park’s request and took the position of CEO of Company B in June 2017. However, CEO Park managed the seal and bankbook of Company B. Company B’s income and expenses were also in charge of Company A’s accounting department.

Mr. Lee, who has been driving only since then, heard the news the following year. The complaint alleging that a false tax invoice was issued in the name of company B has entered the tax office. After that, Mr. Lee was called to the tax office and the police for investigation because he was the general manager of management who owns 50% of company B’s stock.

In August 2018, the police sent the case to the prosecution with the opinion of indictment, saying that Mr. Lee issued and received a false tax invoice even though there was no actual transaction in the plan to receive orders for government-run construction by inflating his performance. Prosecutors believe that Lee issued or received a false tax invoice worth 4 billion won on eight occasions to the customer company C.

▲ On December 16, last year, the company submitted a fact confirmation letter to the Supreme Court stating that the actual president was responsible for the company of Mr. .  <Provided by Mr. Lee>” src=”https://cdn.labortoday.co.kr/news/photo/202201/207116_85623_1821.jpg”/><figcaption>▲ On December 16, last year, the company submitted a fact confirmation letter to the Supreme Court stating that the actual president was responsible for the company of Mr. .  <Provided by Mr. Lee></figcaption></figure>
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<p><b>‘False confession’ ankles on the proposal to pay the fine<br />Real boss ‘fund flow’ caught</b></p>
<p>The court found all of the charges against him and found him guilty.  The conviction was greatly influenced by Mr. Lee’s ‘false confession’ ranging from the interrogation of the person accused of tax offenses, to the police investigation and trial.  Mr. Lee confessed that CEO Park promised to pay the fine even if he received a fine.  It is said that CEO Park even appointed a lawyer on behalf of Mr. Lee in the first and second trials.  However, throughout the trial, the lawyer only insisted on lowering the sentence on the grounds of disability.</p>
<p>Under these circumstances, Mr. Lee could not receive a proper trial.  Even then, CEO Park avoided all contact with Mr. Lee after the second trial was over, saying, “I can’t pay the fine, so do it yourself.”  With the help of another lawyer during the appeal, Mr. Lee submitted a letter of reason for appeal and surrender to the Supreme Court, but it was impossible to overturn the result.  Two of the disabled colleagues who worked together at Company B also submitted a statement of fact to the Supreme Court in December last year stating that ‘the actual person in charge is CEO Park’, but it was not accepted.</p>
<p>However, evidence was found that CEO Park was the real actor.  Mr. Lee claimed, “The tax employee of Company B did not receive his instructions because he was the grandson of CEO Park’s sister.”  In fact, in the bankbook transaction details of Company B, there was a record of money flowing from Company A, the parent company, to Company B.  In February 2016, 1.7 billion won was transferred from company A to company B, and about 4 million won was transferred to company A the following month in the name of salary.  After that, money came in and out on a regular basis.</p>
<p>Lee’s side filed a complaint with the police on the charge of escaping and escaping, and requested the National Tax Service to conduct a re-investigation.  It is said that Mr. Lee was taught a false confession and CEO Park hid and escaped.  Attorney Min-ok Han (Nonhyeon, a law firm) representing Mr. Lee, said, “As the punishment for CEO Park requires a complaint from the National Tax Service, a quick investigation is urgently needed to prevent Mr. Lee from being sentenced to labor punishment for failing to pay the fine.” Only after investigation can be applied for suspension of the execution of the sentence and a retrial against Mr. Lee,” he said.</p>
<p>Mr. Lee is now in a situation where he will be imprisoned in a labor camp within a month.  There is not much time left.</p>
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▲ Amugae Lee (66), a disabled driver who has been sentenced to imprisonment and a fine of 420 million won on charges of issuing a false tax invoice after lending the name of a subsidiary of the actual president, was found at a location in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the 17th. is interviewing with  Crutches are visible behind Mr. Lee.  <Reporter Jun-pyo Hong>” src=”https://cdn.labortoday.co.kr/news/photo/202201/207116_85622_1820.jpg”/><figcaption>▲ Amugae Lee (66), a disabled driver who has been sentenced to imprisonment and a fine of 420 million won on charges of issuing a false tax invoice after lending the name of a subsidiary of the actual president, was found at a location in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the 17th. is interviewing with  Crutches are visible behind Mr. Lee.  <Reporter Jun-pyo Hong></figcaption></figure>
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Reference-www.labortoday.co.kr</p>
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