Former baseball player Lim Hye-dong (28), who was accused of blackmail, intimidation and defamation by major leaguer Kim Ha-sung (29, San Diego Padres), is at a crossroads of arrest on charges of extorting a large amount of money from “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin (37).
According to News 1, the Gangnam Police Station in Seoul said it applied for a preliminary arrest warrant for Lim Hye-dong on charges of racketeering. A preliminary arrest warrant is filed against a suspect who was investigated without obtaining a suspect’s whereabouts.
Lim Hye-dong is accused of having a scuffle with Kim Ha-sung at a bar in Gangnam, Seoul, in 2021, and later blackmailing and threatening Kim Ha-sung to receive settlement money. Kim Ha-sung sued Lim Hye-dong for blackmail and intimidation in December last year, and Lim Hye-dong claimed that he was habitually assaulted by Kim Ha-sung. In response, Kim Ha-sung additionally filed a complaint against Lim Hye-dong on charges of violating the Information and Communication Network Act (defamation). The police summoned Lim Hye-dong three times and conducted digital forensics on his mobile phone.
Subsequently, media reports on the 18th raised suspicions that Lim Hye-dong also extorted money from Ryu Hyun-jin. Lim is suspected of receiving hundreds of millions of won on the pretext of conflict when he served as Ryu Hyun-jin’s road manager in 2021. 라바카지노주소
Meanwhile, Lim Hye-dong is known to deny the allegations that he did not extort money from Ryu Hyun-jin following Kim Ha-sung.