The court reversed the verdict from the 1st trial that found the construction company innocent over the suit on charges of false allegations accusing group JYJ’s Kim Junsu of fraud charges, and sentenced them to a fine of 10 million KRW.
According to Gumsung Law Firm on the [November] 14th, the Seoul Central District Court’s criminal first division overturned the original ruling in an announcement on the appellate trial held on November 10th. They “have fully acknowledged the intentionality of the false allegations (made by Mr. Kim from the construction company),” and sentenced Mr. Kim with a fine of 10 million KRW. [T/N: Admin will use ‘Construction-Kim’ in future mentions, to try not to cause any confusion]
The court judged, “The fact relevance about the construction cost (by the construction company’s representative) was done with fake charges to completely make different loan assertions; and in actuality through this, there was no loan but the intent of false accusations to try to get paid the construction cost”.
The court stated in their sentencing: “According to the evidences submitted by the prosecution, Mr. Construction-Kim had made accusations of fraud against Kim Junsu with the statement ‘He borrowed money to deceive to me’. He had said the false charges with the purpose of trying to get Kim Junsu criminally punished. We fully recognize the falseness in the contents of Mr. Construction-Kim’s complaint accusing him (Kim Junsu)”.