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.
The process to select the inaugural head of a powerful new corruption investigation agency kicked off Monday as the deadline to recommend candidates expired, with rival parties deadlocked over how to vet the 10 or so contenders for the spot.
Former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-eui, the figure at the center of one of Korea’s biggest political sex scandals, was placed under pretrial detention Wednesday after an appellate court overturned his earlier acquittal on a bribery charge.
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae on Monday ordered Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl to stay away from two controversial investigations — one of a failed hedge fund and another of Yoon’s own family.
Prosecutors announced Wednesday they have raided the home of a former director of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) to investigate allegations that Optimus Asset Management received protection from powerful government officials to cover up...