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is known that the prosecution investigating the suspicion of Choo Mi-ae's son's preferential vacation has secured a statement that an assistant at the time applied for the third vacation of Minister Chu's son.

In addition, as a result of analyzing the transcripts seized by the Ministry of Defense, it is reported that the prosecution found that the suspicion that a woman called in the name of Minister Chu's husband was different from the truth.

This is the exclusive report by reporter Bae Jun-woo.

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prosecution recently called Mr. A, a former assistant to Minister Cho Mi-ae, to ask if he had intervened in the third leave process for his son, Seo-mo, which began on June 24, 2017.

Mr. A is acquainted with Mr. Chu's son, Mr. Seo, and was pointed out that he made three calls to the unit officer.

In the absence of evidence that Mr. Seo applied for a leave extension in advance, it is said that Mr. A made a statement to the effect that he applied for a leave on behalf of Mr. Seo.

It is known that Mr. A delivered Mr. Seo's intention through a local unit officer before June 23, when the second sick leave ends.

The prosecution is conducting a legal review to make sure there are no problems with the application for vacation.

In addition, it is known that the analysis of over 1,500 civil petition office phone recording files secured through seizure and search has been completed.

It is said that the suspicion that a woman called the complaints office with the name of Minister Chu's husband in the process was found to be inconsistent with the facts.

[Shin Won-sik/People's Power (the yesterday, National Assembly personnel hearing): A call came anyway for inquiries or requests, a woman.

After checking the facts, it is listed as the husband of Minister Chu Mi-ae.] The

prosecution will review the legal matters of the investigation and announce the results of the interim investigation as early as before the Chuseok holiday.

(Video coverage: Yang Doo-won, video editing: Lee Seung-jin)