A Seoul court late on Thursday night refused to issue an arrest warrant for the owner of a small company at the heart of a snowballing land development corruption scandal on bribery and other charges.
Prosecutors dropped charges against Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon on Wednesday over allegations that he spread false information during the Seoul mayoral by-election in April.
The opposition People Power Party (PPP) is accusing Park Jie-won, chief of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), of conspiring with a whistleblower to derail the presidential candidacy of Yoon Seok-youl.
Presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl fiercely rebutted Wednesday allegations of abetting a prosecutor to get the opposition party to file criminal complaints against pro-government figures ahead of last year’s general elections.
President Moon Jae-in named Kang Sung-kook, a former judge, as new vice justice minister, said the Blue House Tuesday.
Justice Minister Park Beom-kye reshuffled mid-level prosecutors Friday, reassigning all senior prosecutors running investigations of key members of the Moon Jae-in administration.
Even pro-government Prosecutor General Kim Oh-soo is resisting the Moon Jae-in administration’s attempt to diminish the independence of the prosecution. On Tuesday, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office squarely opposed Justice...
The prosecution on Tuesday formally opposed the Moon Jae-in administration’s plan to require district prosecutors to obtain approvals from the prosecutor general and the justice minister to launch investigations into major criminal cases.
The Korean Bar Association on Saturday protested the Justice Ministry’s decision to promote Seoul prosecution chief Lee Sung-yoon to head of the Seoul High Prosecutors’ Office, despite his pending criminal trial for alleged abuse of power to...
Prosecutors are strongly opposing Justice Minister Park Beom-kye’s plan to revamp the organization of the top law enforcement agency. They suspect the move is aimed at controlling the prosecution’s rights to directly investigate...