Arriving at the Daegu District Prosecutors' Office on Tuesday, Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl denounced plans by the ruling Democratic Party (DP) to strip the prosecution service of its investigative powers, calling it a “sellout to corruption.”
The Ministry of Justice offered an olive branch to the prosecution on Monday by allowing prosecutors investigating politically volatile cases to retain their posts in the latest reshuffle.
Hardline lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Party (DP) are pushing for a plan to completely take away investigative powers from the prosecution and launch a new investigation agency.
Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld the constitutionality of the newly established Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials (CIO) on Thursday, striking down challenges claiming the agency violated the principle of separation...
Korea launched an independent anticorruption agency with vast authority to crack down on erring high-ranking officials, a milestone in a decades-long campaign to rebalance the country’s law enforcement agencies.
After the redistribution of investigative authority between the prosecution and the police, a mammoth police organization takes off, starting next year. But there are concerns about a reshaped law enforcement body that has taken...
The purge has finally taken place. A disciplinary panel of the Justice Ministry ordered a two-month suspension for Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl. With approval from President Moon Jae-in, the ministry now can entirely command...
President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday expressed hope that the new investigation agency for high-ranking public officials will serve as an effective check on the power of state prosecutors.
Almost all members of the prosecution — from rank-and-file prosecutors to the acting chief — pressed Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae to recant her decision to suspend Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl.
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae’s accusation that Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl misused a special activities budget backfired Tuesday after lawmakers revealed that a chunk of the money was moved around by Choo's own ministry.