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Lone Star’s Yoo Jailed in Korea. Fair Trial? Hahaha…

February 1st, 2008 . by Gerry-Bevers

Here are a few quotes:

Kim Sang jo, International Trade Professor at Hansung University said,

“The court decision is likely to discourage foreign investments in Korea, where unpredictability about the legal system is raising investment uncertainties for foreigners.”

Presiding Judge Lee Kyung Choon said,

“We put top priority on holding a fair trial. During the 30 sessions I’m sure the defendants had opportunities to fully defend themselves.”

Does a fair trial in Korea just mean letting the defendants defend themselves? Just because a defendant is allowed to defend himself does not mean the judges listen, especially when Korean public opinion has already judged him. Also, I am suspicious of any judge who needs to say “We put top priority of holding a fair trial.” Isn’t a fair trial always a top priority? For some reason, it reminds me of a used car dealer saying, “This is a good deal.”

In an e-mail statement, Lone Star Chairman John Grayken wrote,

“There is simply no credible evidence to support the court’s findings.”

Welcome to Korea. 

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7 Responses to “Lone Star’s Yoo Jailed in Korea. Fair Trial? Hahaha…”

  1. comment number 1 by: Errol

    한국문화중에서 외국투자가 매우 싫어요.빨리 나가라!
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    Is this really 2008? The ROK sure knows how to make itself unattractive to 외국투자가. ㅠㅠ
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    Try using foreign bank cards in Korea and compare with China. Expect more money heading for Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian and where ever else the PRC has created proper finance infrastructure.
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    Which means any Chinese village with an ATM.

  2. comment number 2 by: GarlicBreath

    This is a lesson to anybody foolish enough to invest in corea. No good deed done in corea will go unpunished.
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    But I still hope they throw the book at “Paul” Yoo.

  3. comment number 3 by: Ken

    Korea needed and induced foreign funds like Lone Star to rebuild the economy after the crisis on ’97.
    Now she is kicking their asses and hated by them.
    Who does she ask aid to upcoming 2nd crisis?
    Financial Times has warned Korea has the highest possibility of credit crisis at last as follows.
    http://www.hankyung.com/news/app/newsview.php?aid=2007121888728&ltype=1&nid=000&sid=0001&page=23
    On the other hand, I wonder why the executives of Samsung can avoid punishment only by appearing with sitting on wheel chair.
    http://www.chosunonline.com/article/20051014000004

  4. comment number 4 by: GarlicBreath

    especially when Korean public opinion has already judged him.

    The Corean press is only interested in fooling people by putting out stories that claim that corea is the greatest this or that, while telling people that non coreans are evil.

    This is the real face of Corea.

    South Korean exchange student who has been attending Mount St. Joseph Academy is now facing felony charges that carry the potential of up to life in prison after allegations surfaced he has been molesting small children.

    Hanse Park, 19, was ordered held without bail Friday morning following his arraignment in White River Junction District Court in White River Junction, where a court-appointed public defender entered innocent pleas on Park’s behalf to two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault against a victim under the age of 10 and to a third felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

    This is a corean who molested 20 children.
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    In corea a story like that would probally go unreported. For the most part, coreans don’t care about issues like that unless it can be blamed on a foreigner.

  5. comment number 5 by: Errol

    Garlicbreath you are wrong again.
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    Only foreign males or Korean women are capable of sex crimes.
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    e.g. The Ok So-ri and the foreign chef story. Her husband was unable to satisfy his wife sexually 10 times during 11 years of marriage. Apparently he never strayed outside his marriage with another woman. One can only conclude that 박철은 생식 불능자 또는 동생애자남편 또는 순수한 남편입니다. 잘 모르겠습니다.

  6. comment number 6 by: ViinatoMoh

    Garlicbreath said: “The Corean press is only interested in fooling people by putting out stories that claim that corea is the greatest this or that, while telling people that non coreans are evil.

    This is the real face of Corea.”

    All I see is an article about a sex offender who happens to be a South Korean exchange student. I’m surprised to hear that South Korea became a nation of sex offenders overnight. 🙂

  7. comment number 7 by: ViinatoMoh

    By the way, I am aware that governmental corruption had been an issue in the South – particularly with that department store collapse and the Sealand Youth Training Center Fire in Hwaseong.

    The way to judge whether the trial is fair is to find the court documents, have people translate it, and see if the logic used is correct.