Supreme Court's sentence for Gyeonggi Lee Jae-myeong, who was sentenced to 2nd in the second trial in connection with suspicion of forced hospitalization, appears on Thursday three days later. Whether or not to maintain the position of the governor will be decided according to the Supreme Court's judgment on the alleged'falsification of publicity'.

Reporter Bae Joon-woo.


There are two main charges against Governor Lee Jae-myeong, who will be sentenced to the final sentence on the 16th.

In June 2012, when he served as mayor of Seongnam, he ordered his brother to be admitted to a mental hospital and charged with extortion that he was forced to hospitalize despite the medical staff's rejection. It is a charge of publicizing the facts.

In both the first and second trials, the alleged abuse of authority was innocent, but the judgment on the alleged misrepresentation in the Official Election Act was mixed.

Unlike the first trial, which was convicted of innocence, the second trial was a false statement of the governor's discussion and sentenced the governor to a fine of 3 million won.

Therefore, the governor's political life is determined by the Supreme Court's judgment on the allegations of misrepresentation.

It is known that the Supreme Court's all-trial conference hearing the case was whether Mr. Lee's remarks were specific enough to influence the voter's judgment, and whether they were intentional.

If the Supreme Court accepts the judgment of the second trial as it is, Governor Lee Jae-myeong immediately loses his office, and if the case is repatriated, he will remain in office.

(Video coverage: Seol Min-hwan, Video editing: Choi Hye-young)