Former police officer arrested for bribery allegations involving Burning Sun

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Kang, 44, a former police officer, has been arrested for bribery allegations. 

Around 9:19 pm KST on March 15, judge Song Kyung Ho of the Seoul Central District Court issued an arrest warrant for Kang. 

Kang is accused of accepting money in exchange for blocking the investigation on underage admittance at the Burning Sun club last year. 

Currently, Kang is an executive of a cosmetics company and is suspected of playing a role in the police department’s relationship with the club. During his time as a police officer, he served at the Gangnam Police Station. 

In July 2018, the cosmetic company held a grand scale promotion event at Burning Sun. Around the time of the event, Burning Sun was reported to the police after underaged customers were seen drinking expensive alcohol in the club. 

During recent police questioning, CEO Lee of Burning Sun confessed he paid 20 million KRW (18,000 USD) to Kang to settle the investigation on the underaged admittance. 

Last month on February 23, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency requested an arrest warrant for Kang. The request was denied once for security purposes, then accepted on the 13th.


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