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Popular girl group member's father 'Pastor Park' arrested for investment fraud of 20 billion KRW

By jennywill   Tuesday, April 18, 2017   98,339   986   112

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'Pastor Park', the father of a famous girl group member, has been caught for investment fraud.


He set up an 'economy research center' within a church and collected over 20 billion KRW (approximately 17.5 million USD) from about 150 people from January 2010 to August 2016. He told them it was the will of God, and that they may be punished if they did not pay. He used other people's investments to pay off the older investors, and if he received complaints about late payments, he would use his daughter to say, "My daughter is a famous celebrity. Do you think I would commit fraud?" He also used the money to buy expensive cars for executive staff of the team.


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However, the police arrested Pastor Park as well as Ms. Kim, who was the consultation leader. 18 others who had worked under the pair are being investigated without detention. 

You can watch the video above on the news.

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    onedelacruise Friday, April 21, 2017

    That is not religion. That is a cult. He is not a pastor. He is a con man.

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    Bule_Ciel Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    So which popular group is it? I don't know much about what idols parents do. So I really can't guess it's kind of hard...

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    moon_luv Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Hopefully this doesn't turn out to be like the Han Hyo Joo issue. If Yenny gets bashed, someone is going down.

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    chanyeolisbae867 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Why is even a pastor?

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    pink_oracle Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    If we have his identity why don't we have the female idols??

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    It's my girl Yenny from Wonder Girls

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    pink_oracle bangeryun94 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Oops, I wonder how much knowledge she had of her fathers dirty dealings. Relieved to be a Yubin stan today.

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    Father_3Spoon Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    "My daughter is a famous celebrity. Do you really think I would commit fraud?" 

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    kpopfandom2 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    using his own daughter to get out of his crimes tsk tsk smh

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    borabora_97 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    poor yenny :(

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    daq4037 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    I hope the girl group member can go forward without too much scandal because of her father. Everyone is not defrauding people. His actions are his own and not a reflection on any religion or even his daughter's character in any way.

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    eager_beaver Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Two quotes fit this perfectly. In fact, they fit any time one talks about religion: "The first con artist who met the first fool became the first priest" and "religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful".

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    ed_levy eager_beaver Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    religion is the most valuable social tool created by man to keep society together. religion has historically been the key driver for laws, science and community. for example the theory of the Big Bang wouldn't exist without Catholicism. European science, math, architecture wouldn't exist without the Golden Age of Islam. Slavery would still exist if not for Christianity. like any man-made thing religion can be corrupted. or in your case, the mania against religion. because modern society is so tribal, slow witted kids with no foundation can easily be manipulated by Jews and nihilists to "hate" Christianity and Islam... the major religions of the world and blame them for all kinds of nonsense

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    oli ed_levy Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    I don't have anything against the Ideas behind Religions and I don't care what people believe in as long as it makes them happy and they let others live in peace. I do however have a major problem with what so many people make out of it. But why would Slavery still exist if it weren't for Christianity? So many Christians held slaves themselves?

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    Thavasa eager_beaver Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    WOW I'M GOING TO USE THIS QUOTE FROM NOW ON!

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    _Jarhon ed_levy Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    HOLY SHIT you're dumb as fuck. 1) Most valuable tool? Excuse me but 90% of wars in human history are because of religion. 2) Key driver for science?!?!? are you fucking INSANE. We are 500 YEARS behind technological evolution because religion banned science as heresy during the dark ages. 3) Slavery would still excist without Christianity?!?!? jeesus your stupidity is offensive. Slavery existed BECAUSE of christianity. To this fucking day Jeesus Christ is depicted as "pure" white man, when in reality he looked more like the average terrorist.--- Seriously nutjob, get a fucking book and READ. (not the bible)

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    wewlad _Jarhon Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    I see your're upset but this simply reeks of ignorance. there have consistently been wars and conflicts over lands and resources among humans before any form of organized religion. Religion is one of the sole contributors to the formations of early human society. You seem to have problems with manmade laws which are associated with Christianity like slavery. Of course it was a barbaric practice and thankfully was reversed in recent history. The Aztecs would sacrifice thousands for their gods, where now killing anyone can put a man behind bars for life. this asshole used the religion and his daughters name to further deepen his pockets and hes gonna get fucked for it. If we took a second to acknowledge every time someone used religion or politics to further their own agendas allkpop would have some real reporting to do for once. so tldr; I believe that these things done in the name of god would have been done otherwise, religion played a huge role in the early developmental cycle of mankind.

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    Kbloom _Jarhon Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Religion is a triggering topic for many; you may harbor your own opinions and please do share if you feel fit to do so. However, don't impose your perspective onto others who honestly couldn't give two shits, thanks.

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    Kbloom Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Also, slavery does not exist because of Christianity. Slavery in America came from the indentured servitude of both white and black people, and evolved into slavery because of profit. Many slave and plantation owners may have been Christian (as whites generally were in the 1800s), but their religion was not a driving cause behind the use of slavery. Agricultural demand during war and on southern plantations, however, were.

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    Kbloom Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Sure, Christian reign across the globe stopped decades of scientific research which wpcould have led us to a higher level of knowledge today, but the Pope himself has declared that Christians cannot deny evolution. It's just ignorant to claim that religion is the primary force behind a vast majority of human conflict, because other factors play a huge role as well.

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    Kbloom Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Conclusion: pick up yo history book and read something real; don't just assume and hope that no one goes to fact check you the fuck up

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    _Jarhon wewlad Thursday, April 20, 2017

    .......... Good you idiotic religious nutjobs..... Calling me ignorant, then saying wars were a problem before religion. /facepalm...... Numerous religions were born even before civilization itself. Learn ATLEAST the fucking basics before you talk, ok?

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    wewlad _Jarhon Thursday, April 20, 2017

    I'm actually agnostic, Religion doesn't play a big role in my family's life style. I however do know that religion was huge in the development of places like the Indus river valley and African locales like Egypt. "Numerous religions were born even before civilization itself. Learn ATLEAST the fucking basics before you talk, ok?" this was precisely my entire argument. religion was one of the core factors which started society.

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    Kbloom _Jarhon Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Yeah man I'm atheist but I just know random shit about random shit so

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    onedelacruise _Jarhon Friday, April 21, 2017

    What does an "average terrorist" look like?

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    _Jarhon onedelacruise Friday, April 21, 2017

    Middle eastern

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    Kbloom _Jarhon Friday, April 21, 2017

    Okay, so the natural assumption one makes about a person of Middle Eastern extract is that they're terrorists? Fuck you.

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    _Jarhon Kbloom Saturday, April 22, 2017

    You're a fucking retard. Stop talking.

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