Yoo still ignoring summons; his cult is batshit insane

Following up on Yuna’s earlier post, former Semo Group chairman Yoo Byung-eon is still ignoring a summons for questioning.

Now prosecutors are asking for a detention warrant:

Judging that Yoo could flee or destroy evidence, the prosecution office asked a district court to issue the warrant to detain him for questioning.
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The prosecution office said if Yoo once again fails to appear at a court hearing that is to decide whether to issue the warrant, it will seek out other measures to detain the disgraced businessman.

And by other measures, what prosecutors mean is that they’ll probably raid the compound of the Evangelical Baptist Church in Anseong, where Yoo is believed to be hiding. They can’t be looking forward to it, though, as members of the church—cult, really—are forming human barricades to stop the law from moving in. And they may be willing to protect Yoo, a founding member of the church, with their lives:

Even if the prosecutors decided on forced entry, detaining Yoo will not be an easy task.

Jeong Dong-sub, a leader of a victims’ group of heretical sects’ and a former member of the Salvation Sect, said the cult members are likely to be faithful to their words that they will “stop the authorities with their lives.” He said in a radio interview that Yoo’s father-in-law likened him to Jesus, while some members actually think Yoo is God.

If this goes down Waco or Jonestown-style, I won’t be the least bit surprised.

Anyway, prosecutors suspect Yoo and his family were up to their eyeballs in all manners of maleficence, although in what is either a touching display of loyalty or batshit insanity, his aides are saying Yoo had nothing to do with Cheonghaejin Marine:

Yoo — a businessman, artist, ex-convict and religious figure — may face a host of corruption charges, including embezzlement, dereliction of duty, tax evasion and bribery, according to prosecutors. They suspect he controls Chonghaejin Marine through two of his sons, who own stakes in the firm through various subsidiaries.

However, his close aides have so far denied his involvement in the management of Chonghaejin Marine and a dozen other affiliates, saying that he does not have any stake in them.

The prosecution suspects that the Yoo family established three paper companies to create slush funds and illegally transfer money abroad by embezzling corporate funds while failing to fulfill the duty of properly managing the companies.

Embezzlement, tax evasion, fleeing from justice, fanatical followers and megalomaniac family heads* controlling companies they hold little or no equity in… it’s like every bad chaebol practice rolled into one!

* If you ARE a chaebol head reading this, I don’t mean you, of course. I mean your competitors.

(HTs to a few people, but mostly KB)

  • Sumo294

    This could become a real life Call of Duty episode.

  • redwhitedude

    Nope. This will go down as Waco 2.0. I hope these evangelical Christians realize that they are taking a very shaky stance. This will not endear them to the public.

  • gbnhj

    Embezzlement, tax evasion, fleeing from justice, fanatical followers and megalomaniac family heads* controlling companies they hold little or no equity in… it’s like every bad chaebol practice rolled into one!

    And, thanks to his buddy Kim Han-sik, we’ve also got two other favorites: The 아픈대표 Walk of Fame, and The 아픈대표 Roll of Fame.

  • RElgin

    . . . Embezzlement, tax evasion, fleeing from justice, fanatical followers and megalomaniac family heads* controlling companies they hold little or no equity in… it’s like every bad chaebol practice rolled into one!

    * If you ARE a chaebol head reading this, I don’t mean you, of course. I mean your competitors.

    Now that is real humour.

  • RElgin

    The government can just wait for this fish to poke his head out and nab him but, whatever they do, they should make time work for them instead of rushing into a situation. I would love to see them deploy their special operations personnel this time.

  • redwhitedude

    Do these evagelical christians know that they are coming across as bunch of fools?

  • Aja Aja

    No. More like The Walking Dead. To Kill the zombies you have to aim for the heads.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    Hopefully children aren’t being held at the church compound. That was the problem with Waco. Otherwise I couldn’t possibly care about religious nuts ending up in the line of fire.

  • cactusmcharris

    They always look like the saddest bank robbers in the world, but hang ’em high if they’ve screwed people over. Of course, that won’t happen.

  • redwhitedude

    Frankly they should just either bulldoze the compound or set it on fire and nab them when they flee out of the compound.

  • Sumo294

    Hmnnn . . . even the Chinese don’t do that. Or do they?

  • redwhitedude

    No WACO in China.

  • Sumo294

    I thought they bulldozed down a church?

  • felddog13

    Wait for a moonless night, cut the power, Special Forces raid with night-vision gear, Zero-Dark-Thirty style. If they want to die for that scumbag, Park Geun-hye should kindly oblige them.

  • redwhitedude

    Oh there is plenty of bulldozing in China whether people like it or not.

  • Lorne

    That is a redundant question.

  • Tapp

    I was looking for a link because I thought the government had decided to not raze the church, but it turns out I was wrong: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/01/world/asia/china-church-demolished/

  • redwhitedude

    They are so dense that despite the redundancy they wouldn’t get it.

  • redwhitedude

    I have a even better idea. How about use prostitutes to infiltrate the place and turn it into a place of ill repute. Will all these cultist run away in horror as they think that they are damned for hell if they stayed there? Turn it into a house of ill repute. Lol.