Acting Prosecutor General Cho Nam-kwan on Tuesday gave a green light for the indictment of Lee Sung-yoon, a top prosecutor, for abuse of power, accepting a recommendation by an outside panel of experts.
A special government committee on Thursday selected four senior prosecutors as candidates to head the state prosecution.
Lee Sung-yoon, head of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, was questioned as a criminal suspect over an allegation that he stopped prosecutors from looking into an illegal travel ban against a scandal-plagued former vice minister in 2019.
Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office Chief Lee Sung-yoon is being investigated for allegedly abusing his power to stop prosecutors from looking into an illegal travel ban against a scandal-ridden former vice justice minister in 2019.
Prosecutors in charge of a controversial investigation into suspected collusion between a reporter and a senior prosecutor to blackmail a witness were promoted, and those who opposed the probe were demoted to provincial offices.