At South Korea, the former Chief Executive Officer for national casino operator, Kangwon Land Integrated , has reportedly been sentenced to serve a yearlong prison term after being found guilty of conducting unfair hiring practices.
Illicit hiring fees:
Based on a Tuesday report by the Yonhap News Agency, Choi Hung-Jib (pictured) led the state-run casino firm from 2011 to 2014 but stood down after being indicted on charges that he had unfairly hired employees at the request of politicians.
The news agency reported that the guilty verdict by a district court in the city of Chuncheon watched Choi instantly remanded into custody in which he is currently set to join two other former Kangwon Land Incorporated executives in serving time over the affair.
Nation’s largest casino:
Kangwon Land Inc is accountable for Kangwon Land Casino, that is the only South Korean casino which enables locals to gamble alongside overseas nationals. Founded in 2000, the rural centre ’s 293,757 sq feet gaming floor is the Asian country ’s largest and features a collection of around 180 gaming tables as well as approximately 1,360 slots.
GGRAsia mentioned a September story from The Korea Times newspaper in reporting that only 518 of the around 5,200 individuals who had applied for jobs in the Kangwon Land Casino in 2012 and 2013 was successful. It was later supposedly alleged that Choi along with a pair of associates had illegally doctored the assessments of some of these candidates in favor people who have ties to high-profile politicians.
Further up the food chain and local public broadcaster, KBS World Radio, reported in July that national legislators Kweon Seong-Dong and Yeom Dong-Yeol from the resistance Liberty Korea Party was indicted on abuse of power charges connected with the Kangwon Land Casino hiring scandal. This supposedly came after South Korean President Moon Jae-In ordered 266 employees of the casino to be dismissed after a probe which had uncovered several unfair hiring practices.