김 전 대통령의 유족은 지난달 18일 순재산으로 12억6400만 원을 신고했으며 상속세로 538만 원을 납부했다. 국세청은 신고 내용을 확인하고 6개월 안에 상속세액을 결정해 유족에게 통보해야 한다. 백용호 국세청장은 담당 부서에 “오해가 없도록 관례에 따라 처리하라”는 지침을 내린 것으로 전해졌다. 국세청 관계자는 “김 전 대통령이 상당한 자산가로 알려져 있던 점을 감안하면 신고한 재산이 다소 적은 감은 있다”며 “관례에 따라 처리하기로 한 만큼 정상적인 절차를 따를 것이며 언론에 나온 의혹 등 확실한 근거가 없는 부분까지 조사를 확대하지는 않을 방침”이라고 말했다.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2010
RMI ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESOLUTION OF DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION
Lafayette, Colorado - March 17, 2010 - Dr. Yubong Hahn, President of Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (“RMI”), announced the company has entered the final stages of resolving the investigation begun by the United States Department of Justice over two years ago.
Today representatives of RMI and the Department of Justice appeared in federal court and began the process of finalizing an agreement between the federal government and RMI that will resolve the Justice Department matter and allow the company to move forward as a vibrant and growing corporation.
RMI expects the final agreement will be entered in court sometime in the next forty-five days. Key components of the agreement will include RMI’s ongoing cooperation with the government. Over the past twenty-nine months, RMI has cooperated with the government’s investigation and will continue to do so.
A significant component of this resolution is RMI’s demonstrated commitment to integrate export control compliance into its business operations. Over the past twenty-nine months, RMI performed a complete review of its export control compliance system. Working with outside specialists, RMI developed an effective compliance program, comprehensive training and a business ethics program – all designed to insure RMI meets or exceeds recommended export management system guidelines.
By these steps, RMI has demonstrated the importance of these controls and the value of compliance. RMI has also demonstrated its position as a responsible partner in compliance as it continues to support important U.S. defense programs. For further information on RMI and export controls please visithttp://www.rmico.com/export-controls.
********* About RMI, Inc.
Founded 1957 in Boulder, CO, Rocky Mountain Instrument Company (“RMI”) is a leading producer of high technology optical components, thin-film coatings, and assemblies for a global client base of commercial and government system manufacturers. RMI’s products are utilized in the world’s most advanced laser and imaging systems for the medical, aerospace, industrial, semiconductor and surveillance industries. The company is headquartered in Lafayette, CO where it operates a state of the art manufacturing facility and employs over 200 dedicated personal including global support facilities and affiliate companies.
The existence of the arrangements were kept secret for the past 18 months and only disclosed this week by a committee which vets former ministers’ business interests.
Mr Blair is also an adviser to JP Morgan Chase, the US investment bank, and Zurich Financial Services, a Swiss firm.
Mr Blair worked for South Korea’s UI Energy Corporation, which is said to have extensive oil interests in the US and in Iraq, in August 2008.
However the existence of the deal was then kept secret since then because of “market sensitivities”, the committee said.
It was claimed yesterday that Mr Blair had asked the committee on two occasions not to disclose details of the Korean deal, and had to be chased by the committee for updates.
Details of the arrangement - identifying Mr Blair's job as "advice to a consortium of investors led by the UI Energy Corporation” – were only eventually published on the committee's website this week.
A spokesman for Mr Blair said the request to keep the project secret had been made by the Koreans, not by the former Prime Minister.
He said: "Mr Blair gave a one-off piece of advice in respect of a project for UI Energy in August 2008. He sought, and received, approval from the advisory committee on business appointments before undertaking this project.
"UI Energy requested of the committee that they delay public announcement for reasons of market sensitivity, which the committee agreed to do."
The committee also detailed on its website a similarly unpublished deal with the ruling family in Kuwait. He has worked for them since June 2008, reportedly with the task of producing a £1million report on the oil state's future over the next 30 years.
Separately it emerged yesterday that the police ran up a bill of £273,000 to protect Mr Blair as he attended the inquiry into the Iraq War in January.
Hundreds of officers were stationed outside the inquiry as Mr Blair faced a furious backlash from protesters.
The Metropolitan Police said the total cost of enforcing a ring of steel around the Westminster conference centre was £273,000 and could yet run higher.
The bill was made up of £178,000 ''opportunity costs'', money the Met would have spent anyway meeting the wages of officers usually assigned to other duties.
The London force rang up a further £61,000 in overtime and £34,000 in other costs, including air support, barriers, transport, road signs and other equipment.
Mr Blair slipped into the conference centre at 7.15am before the vast majority of protesters arrived and leaving by a side entrance.
Hundreds of people later gathered outside the conference centre to chant anti-Blair slogans and call for his arrest for war crimes.
Sources close to Mr Blair said the policing of Mr Blair’s evidence to the inquiry was “an operational decision for the police”.
Mr Blair’s spokesman said: “We never comment on security.”