|▲ Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae responds to a question of lawmakers at the plenary meeting of the Legislative Judicial Council held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the 5th.|
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Minister of Justice Chu Miae : “Now there are a lot of investigations into pending issues at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. There are many investigations overnight. But there is a front-line story that the investigative team is suffering because (at the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office) they do not send down special activity expenses.”
Yoo Sang-beom, Representative of the People’s Power : “The central district prosecutor’s office didn’t have any special expenses, but according to my confirmation, it is already going down.”
Chu Miae : “It means that it is because I heard the grievances of the front line, but I have no way to check it either.”
On the afternoon of the 5th, the subject of the budget review of the National Assembly Legislative Judicial Committee was lit up by Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol’s special activity expenses. It was said that 8.4 billion won of the Ministry of Justice’s special expenses budget is being executed by the Great Prosecutor’s Office, but unlike certain business expenses, it is a story that the usage history cannot be grasped because it is somewhat free from the proof procedure.
Chu Miae “Old Sword Artifacts”
Minister Chu also argued that this special activity fee was not allocated to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, which had been in conflict with the Great Swordsman, to the effect of discrimination in budget execution through the mouth of the’front-line investigation team’. After the debate, the Judiciary Committee decided to directly verify the documents, including the details of expenditures for special activities of the judiciary committee’s jurisdiction, including the Great Swordsman. The method seems to be that the ruling and opposition judiciary members directly visit the great sword early next week.
Suspicion of’Suk-Yeol Yoon’s special performance expenses’ struck luck with the ruling Democratic Party. Rep. So Byung-cheol, who was also a former prosecutor, said in a morning inquiry, “I heard strange rumors.” did.
In the afternoon, Congressmen Kim Jong-min and Kim Yong-min lit a fire. Rep. Kim Jong-min asked, “Will you randomly execute the cash amount of 8.4 billion won without processing receipts?” “It is money that is the national budget, and who will guarantee that it will be executed regardless of political reasons?” Minister Chu said, “It can be said that such concerns are serious,” he said. “It remains like an old relic only in the Great Sword.”
Rep. Kim Yong-min further raised the possibility of’embezzlement crime’ based on speculation. Rep. Kim said, “If the president is useful or privately used, it would lead to embezzlement, which is a serious problem.” Even if it is used as a fund, it is not possible to confirm.” Minister Chu said, “It is difficult to answer because it is domestic,” he said. “The people will be puzzled that there was such a corner. I will try to find improvements as soon as possible.”
Hojoong Yun “If the details of corruption are confirmed, the total amount will be reduced… Document verification decision”
|▲ Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol, who resumed the round-trip conference at the National Prosecutors’ Office after eight months, is taking commemorative photos after having a meeting with local prosecutors at the Daejeon District Prosecutors’ Office on the afternoon of the 29th. 2020.10.29|
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The opposition party demanded the fact check of the auditor’s’big sword special performance expenses’. Rep. Kim Do-eup told the auditor Choi Jae-hyung, “The ruling party makes a leap that it can be used as presidential election funding because the ruling party is eager to print the prosecutor general. Please submit.”
Auditor Choi replied, “In the case of special expenses, receipts are possible and proof is difficult because of special circumstances. After asking for an internal control plan, we are asking for an inspection system and auditing if it works.”
Democratic Party Rep. Song Ki-heon explained, “In the 2020 budget, everyone went to the prosecutors’ office except for the special expenses of 500 million won (Ministry of Justice) related to correctional correction.” Minister Chu said, “Because of the demand for budget transparency, I heard that (most of the special expenses of the Ministry of Justice) have been converted to specific business expenses that are processed as receipts, and the money I just spent without a receipt has almost gone down to the great sword.”
Minister Chu also appealed for the difficulty of securing data, saying, “It is impossible to provide data within today because the great sword does not cooperate with the ruling party lawmakers’ requests for data related to the great sword special activity expenses.”
Chairman Yoon Ho-joong came up with a “reduction in the total amount of special expenses”. Chairman Yoon pretended, “If it is confirmed that the great prosecutor did not cooperate with the data or executed it unfairly, please reduce the total amount of special service expenses and increase it to specific business expenses for examination.”
Eventually, after discussions between the ruling and opposition secretaries, it was decided to conclude the dispute over the special performance cost of the great sword through document verification. In addition to the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office, it was decided to temporarily check the special expenses of other organizations such as the Ministry of Justice, the Audit Office, and the Ministry of Legislation, which are agencies under the judiciary committee. Chairman Yoon said, “To confirm the adequacy of special expenses allocation criteria related to the budget review under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice for 2021, we will check the details of special expenses expenditures.
Rep. Baek Hye-ryeon, secretary of the Democratic Party’s Judiciary Committee, <오마이뉴스>In a phone call with him, he said, “We have decided to verify documents, such as the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, Ministry of Justice, and Auditor,” and “we decided to go directly.”