[TEXT OMITTED FROM SOURCE] weeks indicating the prosecutors in the case are considering mail fraud charges against Hanna. He was alleged in the indictment to have accepted more than $100,000 from Park.
There were no references to similar payments in the Kim indictment, a cause of concern to Rep. Bruce F. Caputo (R-N.Y.), an outspoken member of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, which is investigating the ethical conduct of members who received cash or gifts from Korean lobbyists.
"The more serious crime is the acceptance of such money," Caputo said. "And the Justice Department should start charging those who take the bribes. Their statements charging improper influence without identifying the U.S. officials just heightens the pressure on the ethics committee to find out who took the money."
Though Han cho Kim was instructed to pass on at least part of the cash he received from Seoul to members of Congress, the indictment notes, he kept the funds in his home rather than in a bank, and Justice Department officials are known to have had trouble tracing how he spent them.
The grand jury indictment against Kim charges that he and KCIA officials Yang and Kim Sang Keun conspired, starting in August, 1974, to "conduct a clandestine operation in the United States called 'Operation Snow White' for the purposes of increasing foreign aid to the Republic of Korea and of creating a favorable attitude toward the government of the Republic of Korea and its officials."
As part of the scheme, the indictment said, Hancho Kim used some of the $600,000 to buy two new Cadillacs and expensive furnishings for his home, to entertain officials at his home and at expensive restaurants, and to make a $10,000 gift to Findlay College in Ohio. Kim, who is in his mid-40s, attended school at Findlay in the 1950s and is now a trustee there, as well as at American University in Washington.
Hancho Kim reported to Yang in Seoul by letter through the embassy diplomatic pouch and directly over a rented Telex machine in his home, the indictment charges. Between March, 1975, and July, 1976, he sent 141 Telex messages to KCIA headquarters, it alleged.
According to the indictment, the conspiracy included Hancho Kim's efforts to influence both members of Congress and executive branch officials. Though none are named in the indictment, Rep. Tennyson Guyer (R-Ohio), and former Rep. Vernon W. Thompson (D-Wis.) can be identified from dates on which the indictment said members inserted pro-Korean statements in the Congressional Record.
Guyer issued a statement yesterday saying the Justice Department had checked his personal and campaign financial records and "assured me everything is in order." He said he knew Hancho Kim from Findlay College and has always "believed him to be a loyal American citizen."
Thompson, now chairman of the Federal Election Commission, told the Associated Press that he does not recall ever meeting Kim and believes he put the statement in the Congressional Record at Guyer's request.
Neighter Kim nor Korean embassy officials could be reached for comment last night.
The indictment said that about Sept. 9, 1974, Kim Sang Keun received a $100,000 check drawn on Tongsun Park's checking account from KCIA official Yang in Seoul, that Kim put that money in his personal bank account and a few days later received $256,000 in cash from Yang.
About Sept. 12, Kim Sang Keun delivered $300,000 in cash to Hancho Kim, the indictment alleges. Within a few days Hancho Kim bought a new 1975 Cadillac and made a $10,000 contribution to Findlay College.
On three separate occasions between November, 1974, and April, 1975, Hancho Kim wrote pro-Korean letters to an unidentified Ford administration official, the indictment says.
In June, 1975, Kim Sang Keun delivered another $30,000 in cash - delivered from Seoul by the embassy diplomatic pouch - to Hancho Kim. That same month, according to the indictment Hancho Kim dined with two unnamed congressmen - one later identified as Guyer - and their families at the Sans Souci restaurant.
On another instance, in January, 1976, Hancho Kim held a catered dinner at his home for two congressmen - again one identified as Guyer - and their families.
Hancho Kim was charged with lying to the grand jury when he denied he had received the $600,000 from Kim Sang Keun.
The separate two-cent income tax evasion indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Baltimore late yesterday afternoon. It charges Hancho Kim and his wife with reporting taxable income of only $9,741 in 1974 and $15,556 in 1975 when their actual income was "substantially in excess" of those amounts.
That indictment was brought in Maryland because the Kims reside there. CAPTION: Picture, HANCHO C. KIM . . . said to have gotten $600,000