Yoon So-ha, floor leader of the Justice Party, asserted on Jan. 9 that the entire expenses were settled through Samsung Everland and Samsung C&T while the Samsung chairman family was constructing a house in Hannam-dong, Seoul.
Yoon held a press conference with G-stone Engineering CEO Kwak Sang-woon at the National Assembly and said, "About 3.3 billion won in housing costs for Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee's family from 2005 to 2012 was supported with Samsung C&T funds."
"According to a tip-off offered by CEO Kwak, not only the house of Chairman Lee Kun-hee but also the houses of Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong and President Lee Boo-jin were renovated and expanded with the funds from Samsung C&T and Everland," said the floor leader.
Claiming that Samsung C&T paid for the construction work that he had conducted with Samsung, CEO Kwak presented evidence that a Japanese engineer took part in the construction and the data that G-stone installed a special bulletproof glass door at a pond in the President Lee Boo-jin's house in 2006.
He also explained that Samsung C&T issued two tax invoices in connection with the construction of the bridge at Everland's auto stadium. Regarding the new construction of President Lee's home swimming pool, Samsung C&T sent an e-mail to G-stone regarding the waterproofing of a four-story, two-basement-floor work, and has a related tax invoice.
"Related to this, the Justice Party plans to file a lawsuit against President Lee Boo-jin and Samsung C&T on charges of violating the Specific Economic Crime Punishment Law," Yoon said.
On the other hand, Samsung C&T said, "We settled with suppliers while managing the house of the family and provided enough repair cost for the house because it was a luxury one. We will explain the suspicion in court."