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Lee Sang Ho `Records of External Influence` Exist

Posted August. 16, 2001 08:12,   


Former president of development enterprise Lee Sang Ho, who was prosecuted and arrested for defamation charged related to the Inchon International Airport land development enterprise selection and publications, created a stir on August 15 when he claimed to have a `record of external influence` which contains dialogues with a person who used external pressure to influence the process.

But assistant prosecutor general Kwon Tae Ho of the Inchon attorney general`s office stated ``There were no such records found in the gathered evidence.``

He is currently investigating whether records of phone conversations between Lee and former Blue House official, Kuk Chung Ho, solicitation calls for favors, and other external influences exist.

The prosecutor general also summoned involved members of Wonik Consortium, who secured the selection, and Airport 72 Consortium who came in as second preferred enterprise. He is directing an intensive investigation of whether the consortiums offered bribes to Lee and Kuk.

Park Joung-Gu jangkung@donga.com