The coach, who was handed over to trial for receiving an envelope of money from the parents of a high school baseball player, was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence in the first trial.
According to the legal community on the 27th, Chief Judge Lee Won-joong of the 19th Criminal Division of the Seoul Central District Court sentenced former high school baseball coach A, who was indicted without detention for violating the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, to 6 months in prison and 2 years probation, and collected 19.86 million won from Mr. A. ordered to do
Mr. A, a former professional baseball player, received an envelope containing 300,000 yen (about 3.3 million won) from the player’s parents at a training ground in Japan in February 2020, when he was working as a baseball team coach at a private school. It was revealed that he received 9.86 million won in money and goods.
The Improper Solicitation and Graft Act prohibits school staff from accepting money or valuables in excess of 1 million won at a time or 3 million won in one fiscal year from a single person, regardless of title. Mr. A’s receivables by fiscal year are 3.3 million won in 2019, 5.89 million won in 2020, and 10.66 million won in 2021.
Among them, nine wreaths sent by the player’s parents in the name of Mr. A for congratulations and condolences to Mr.
At trial, Mr. A denied some of the charges. They argued that there was no fact that some cash was received, and that sending a wreath to an acquaintance was money and valuables that were allowed according to social norms.
However, the court judged that it was all true that Mr. A received the cash when considering the testimony and statements of the officials. In addition, the parents of the players sent wreaths to their acquaintances on behalf of the players, and found that it was an act that could harm the fairness, integrity, and trust of the coach, and acknowledged all the facts of the prosecution as guilty. 스포츠토토
The judge pointed out that “the defendant received money and other valuables several times from the baseball player’s father, and the scale is not small, even though fairness and integrity are required in performing duties such as selecting players and granting opportunities to participate.”
It is known that while Mr. A was being investigated for this case, he resigned from his position as director.