Summarized by Kent Larsen
IOC Official's Son Is Indicted In N.Y. and Utah
Salt Lake Tribune 2Sep99 L3
By Greg Burton and Mike Gorrell: Salt Lake Tribune
The son of one of the most influential members of the International
Olympic Committee has been indicted by Federal grand juries in both
Utah and New York. Jung Hoon "John" Kim is accused of immigration
fraud in connection with a job allegedly provided him by LDS Church
member Tom Welch, who was President of the Salt Lake Olympic
Committee at the time, in an attempt by Welch to get Kim's father to
use his influence in favor of the selection of Salt Lake City for the
2002 Winter Olympics.
The job Kim got was working with Keystone Communications CEO David
Simmons, another LDS Church member, who plead guilty last month to a
misdemeanor charge of filing a false income tax return and
fraudulently accounting for payments to Kim. Simmons is the son of
former Zion's Bank CEO Harris Simmons.
Kim has denied the allegations, and says that the immigration and job
help he received was from the office of Senator Orrin Hatch, LDS
Church member who is also a candidate for President of the United
States. Hatch's office claims that any assistance rendered was within
the law, but is also reviewing its records.