Some more tidbits here.
No recruiting programs, just in-house recruiting from cult members. And that's certainly not a sound hiring strategy if you want to find the best people. Or course, if finding the best people for the job isn't your priority...
And there is some differing information about the current cult. This article states the cult Mr Yoo currently leads is the current incarnation of the mass suicide/murder cult, while other articles have said it's a different group. Whichever the case, they both have Mr. Yoo in common.
On Wednesday, prosecutors raided Yoo’s home and the offices of a Christian cult, which he has allegedly used to attract funds and sell products. Yoo himself is a long-time member of the cult.
The religious group was involved in a mass suicide in 1987, in which 32 followers were found dead in a hidden garret in a factory in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province.
The cult and the credit union appear to be at the center of the ongoing investigation.
Yoo ran a cruise operator named Semo Marine until it went bankrupt in 1997. He was left with huge debts, however, he was able to found Chonghaejin Marine two years later, and set up a dozen more firms afterwards.
“His assets are now believed to be more than 240 billion won ($231 million),” another FSS official said. “We believe the cult was behind this successful business expansion. The credit union also appears to have played an important role.”
According to the prosecution, Yoo’s firms hired mostly the cult’s members and their sons and daughters. None of them have open recruitment programs.
Most of Sewol’s crewmembers, including the captain, Lee Joon-seok, are said to be members of the cult. Lee and a dozen other crewmembers were arrested for deserting the ship without taking measures to save the passengers.