May 24, 2024

South Korean gets 3 years in prison for ‘lobbying’ North Korea with over $450K

Court says An Bu-soo sent money to Pyongyang in effort to bring DPRK beer and cold noodles to South

A South Korean court has found an ROK national guilty of collaborating with a high-profile businessman to illegally send money to North Korea and embezzle government and donor funds, sentencing the man to more than three years in prison.

An Bu-soo, chairman of the Asia-Pacific Peace Exchange Association (APIA), was indicted earlier this year on charges of conspiring with former Ssangbangwool (SBW) Group Chairman Kim Sung-tae to send hundreds of thousands of dollars to the DPRK.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.