In this high-ranking prosecutor’s appointment, the leadership of the investigation into the illegal departure ban of former Vice Justice Kim Hak-eui was changed.
With regard to the indictment of Lee Kwang-cheol, a secretary for civil affairs at the Blue House, who has been designated as a key figure, attention is focused on what conclusion the prosecution will make.
This is reporter Han Dong-oh.
In April, the investigation team of the Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office investigated Lee Kwang-cheol, secretary of the Blue House for civil affairs as a suspect.
Last month, I reported the policy of indictment of this secretary to the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office.
This is because of the suspicion that he led the entire process of illegally leaving the country while arranging between Prosecutor Lee Kyu-won, who has already been handed over to trial, and Cha Kyu-geun, head of the Justice Department.
The variable is the high-ranking officials of the prosecution this time.
Prosecutor Moon Hong-seong, who was involved in Kim Hak-e’s case and avoided the case at the time of the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office, was transferred to the chief of the Anti-Corruption and Violence Division of the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office, who directs the nationwide special investigation.
Shin Sung-sik, the chief of the Anti-Corruption and Violence Division of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, was appointed as the chief of the Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office, and Kim Gwan-jeong, the chief of the Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors’ Office, was appointed as the chief of the Suwon High Prosecutors’ Office.
Because of this, inside the prosecution there were also criticisms that it was a ‘triple safety device’ to prevent the prosecution of this secretary, but the Ministry of Justice said that it was not at all a personnel to prevent the prosecution of a specific person, and based on his abilities and work experience, there are enough talented people to go to the right place. I objected that it was placed.
President Oh-su Kim receives a written investigation in the case of Kim Hak-eui and makes a decision to avoid it himself, and Seong-jin Park, Deputy Prosecutor of the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office, who will take office on the 11th, will decide whether to prosecute.
Lee Jeong-seop, 3rd detective, who reported the indictment policy, was transferred in September last year, and the required tenure has not passed for one year, so it is unlikely to change if you look at the precedent.
However, if you look at the rules for the transfer of prosecutors, if there are extenuating circumstances, the required period of office may change after deliberation by the Prosecutor’s Personnel Committee, so the possibility of replacement cannot be ruled out.
In the end, attention is focused on whether Deputy Prosecutor Park, who will be the final decision maker, will give the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office the appointment of acting as a proxy for the investigation team prior to the hiring of mid-level executives to strengthen the prosecution or delay the decision after the hiring of mid-level executives.
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