KFA officials charged over misappropriating the organization’s budget

Eleven former and current executives of the Korea Football Association (KFA) have been arrested.

As reported by Yonhap News, The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said that those executives have been charged for exploiting their organization’s money for private use between 2011 and 2012.

The police added that former KFA Vice President Lee Hoe-taik, who coached the national football team at the 1990 World Cup, spent 8 million won of KFA money on playing golf, while other executives, including Kim Jin-kook and Kim Joo-sung, spent 30 million won between them.

In April, South Korean police launched an investigation into the KFA after the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism found that former and current workers at the football body had misused its budget.

The KFA previously said it had already been carrying out cleanup measures since the ministry started its audit in March.