S. Korean investigated for selling access to U.S. bases
SEOUL — A South Korean man who works for the U.S. military is being investigated by U.S. and South Korean authorities for allegedly selling passes that would allow non-military ID card holders to enter U.S. military installations in the country, U.S. Forces Korea spokesman Jason Chudy said Tuesday.
Chudy said he could not comment on the case because the investigation only began “recently.” He would not provide the man’s name or his position at the base.
South Korean media have reported that the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the man on suspicion of selling an unspecified number of base passes for several million won. Depending on the exact amount, the transactions could have netted the man hundreds of thousands of U.S. dollars.
Chudy said he did not know when the investigation would be completed.
From staff reports