Lee Gyun-yong’s land was neglected for decades… “Aren’t you the owner of the land? “I will buy it and farm it.”

August 31, 2023 0 Comments

“I don’t know who the land owner is. I am farming, assuming it is land in Gyeongju… .”

Mr. A, whom I met at 1023-111 Mangseong-ri (190㎡), Naenam-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do on the 29th, said that he has been living here for 10 years and cultivating a vegetable garden as a pastime. Mr. A built a house and farmed next to 1023-111 for a long time, but he has never seen the landowner. Farming was taking place in a 50 pyeong field. Between the black plastic that covered the field, green pepper leaves and red ripe peppers that had not ripened yet were visible. “Do you know the owner near here? If you know, let me know. “I wish I could buy this land and use it.”

This land, whose owner was unknown for decades, was purchased안전놀이터 by Lee Kyun-yong, a candidate for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 35 years ago, in 1988, when he was a naval judge. From Seoul, take the KTX and get off at Singyeongju Station, drive 12km on a winding one-lane road, and pass through the unpaved dirt road between rice fields to reach 1023-111 Mangseong-ri.

farming peppers. In 1988, when he was 26 years old, candidate Lee purchased land at 1023-111, 1288-363 Yongjang-ri, Naenam-myeon (653㎡), and 1023-102 Mangseong-ri, Naenam-myeon (10,963㎡). Unlike the land at 1023-111, both lands were virtually abandoned. There were no traces of cars or people at all, and the trees were thick and covered with bushes, so it felt like we were in a forest.

Candidate Lee, who lives in Seoul, violated relevant laws by purchasing ‘farmland’ in the Busan area and reselling it, making billions of won in profits with his wife. As it became known, he was even suspected of engaging in real estate speculation. there is. In response to this, candidate Lee is maintaining his position that he “acted in accordance with the law and did nothing wrong.”

However, looking at the type of land owned by this candidate, including Busan and Gyeongju, the circumstances of real estate speculation appear to be strong. This is the case in the late 1980s, when there was a nationwide real estate speculation frenzy, and families and others purchased shares in installments, held them for a long period of time, made profits, or were abandoned without any special purpose.

Candidate Lee explains that the land in Busan was “used as a driving school for my father-in-law,” but he is unable to provide a special explanation for the land in Gyeongju. The designation of the land in Gyeongju is ‘Yuji’. Reservoirs are dams, reservoirs, lakes, or places with poor drainage but where lotuses or lotuses can grow. According to the Enforcement Decree of the Farmland Act, maintenance is included in the scope of ‘farmland’ when used as farmland improvement facilities. This means that candidate Lee’s land is neglected but has a high potential to become farmland. This candidate, who lives in Seoul, has been holding land for a long time without selling it or cultivating it for over 30 years.

On the 29th, the Hankyoreh asked candidate Lee how he came to own land in Gyeongju, Gyeongbuk and the source of his funds, but candidate Lee did not respond.

Meanwhile, ahead of the personnel hearing, candidate Lee reported approximately 7.2 billion won in assets, 800 million won more than his previous assets. He reported his family’s unlisted stocks late, but candidate Lee explained, “I did not know that unlisted stocks were included in property registration due to changes in related laws.” It was confirmed that candidate Lee’s family earned 170 million won in dividend income through the family’s unlisted stocks over the past three years.

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