Deputy Attorney General Yong-gu Lee announced that he will withdraw from his position today (28th). In November of last year, just before taking office as vice minister, Lee was recently investigated by the prosecution for assaulting a taxi driver. In addition, there is an analysis that the mention of a large-scale prosecutor's personnel by Attorney General Park Beom-gye is related to the resignation of Vice Minister Lee Yong-gu.

Reporter Bae Joon-woo reported this content.


Vice Minister Lee Yong-gu stated the reason for expressing his gratitude.

“The legal affairs and the prosecution are in desperate need of innovation, and new workers are needed.”

The statement that a new worker is needed at the time of the new prosecutor general's inauguration coincides with Attorney General Park Beom-gye's remarks that the personnel stagnation within the prosecution should be resolved.

Vice Minister Lee's speech is putting a lot of pressure on the high prosecutors, mostly motivated by Vice Minister Lee and the training institute.

The Prosecutors' Personnel Committee has also discussed that it is possible to send the high prosecutors down to the front-line prosecutors' office, so it may sound like double pressure from the high prosecutors' perspective.

The reason for the pressure on the high prosecutors is that the space for exercising personnel rights is widened only when the high prosecutors, the top prosecutors of the prosecution organization, leave their seats.

When President Kim Oh-soo, who is three or four seniors than the high swordsmen, was appointed, it seemed that the burden would be less, but in the end, Seoul high swordsman Cho Sang-cheol expressed his appreciation first.

Unfortunately, the high prosecutors are raising suspicion that this may not be the reason for the pressure on the high prosecutors, as the high prosecutors used their powers on the side of the prosecution whenever the Ministry of Justice and the prosecution conflicted over the case of the former Prime Minister Yoon Seok-yeol or the case of former Prime Minister Han Myung-sook. .

Therefore, it is said that some front-line prosecutors are asking high prosecutors who are struggling to resign to remain.

(Video coverage: Seo Jin-ho, Video editing: Kim Jong-tae, CG: Ryu Sang-soo)