Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae initiated the investigation command to Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol, asking Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol to remove his hand from the investigation of the Lime lobby suspicion and the case involving him and his wife.
Minister Chu's initiation of the investigation and command right against General Yoon was the second time after the alleged incident of collusion.
General Yoon announced the acceptance position.
Reporter Kim Deok-hyun reports.
There are two cases in which Justice Minister Chu Mi-ae exercised his right to command the investigation.
First of all, this is the suspicion of Lime Asset Management lobbying that former Star Mobility Chairman Kim Bong-hyun of so-called'Lime Jeonju' revealed.
He provided alcohol and money to incumbent prosecutors and investigators, and stated that he had lobbied to an opposition politician from the prosecutor's office. This is a suspicion.
The essence of the investigation is to find out if the President Seok-yeol Yoon intervened in the allegations.
The suspicious case involving Yoon's family and close associates was also included in the investigation.
Minister Chu ordered a thorough investigation of the suspicion that Yoon's wife, Kim Gun-hee, received a large amount of sponsorship through an art exhibition company, the suspicion that Deutsche Motors had been involved in the manipulation case, and the suspicion of the illegal operation of the nursing hospital by President Yoon's mother-in-law.
The suspicion of neglecting the lobbying case of the former Yongsan tax office, the elder brother of President Yoon's closest aide, was also targeted for investigation.
Prosecutors involved in the lobbying allegations ordered that they be excluded from investigations and trials.
General Yoon's side has virtually expressed its acceptance position.
He said that he will no longer be able to direct the investigation of the Lime case, and he said he is calling for a thorough investigation of the asylum as well as those related to fund fraud.