Extra! Korea

October 7, 2010

Another Hanwha family member in a violent brawl

Filed under: crime, economics — extrakorea @ 9:12 am

Another son of Hanwha Group chairman Kim Seung-youn has been in a violent brawl.

On Sept. 27, Kim Dong-seon, 21, was caught fighting with security guards and bar employees at a luxury hotel in Yongsan, breaking furniture and a window, and injuring three people after an argument with a female employee.

You might recall that in 2007, another son of the chairman got into another bar fight. The chairman then hired gangsters to kidnap the bar workers involved, and he personally beat them for hours with a lead pipe. Hanwha tried to silence the investigation with bribes, and the police were indeed dragging their feet until Internet users (called “netizens” in Korea) managed to raise the profile of the case to such a degree that the police could no longer ignore it.
Here’s the part that I “love” … Chairman Kim, who beat the victims for hours with a lead pipe, was suddenly a weak, frail old man who had to be taken into court in a wheelchair. Maybe this ridiculous charade actually worked, as he was ultimately merely ordered to do 200 hours of community service. That whole family are scum.


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  2. From what I’ve read the whole family has anger management issues. The old man is reported to be extremely abusive towards his employees, including tossing shit around the boardroom when things don’t go his way. Don’t know if it involves lead pipes though. It would seem that his kids have inherited this toddler-like tendency.

    The stupid thing about criminal defendants showing up in wheelchairs, on crutches and in hospital gowns, is that it does work. They wouldn’t do it otherwise. We have to remember what status hounds Koreans of all stripes are and how debasing this must be for them. Moreover, it’s a horrible reflection on the Korean judiciary that they could be swayed by such a cheap and obvious ploy. More proof that the court system is amateur hour.

    Comment by Angus — October 9, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

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