high-ranking public officials' crime investigation department, or the Airborne Division, has launched an investigation into the alleged abuse of power by former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol. The allegations were reported by a civic group, and former President Yoon explained that they were already concluded without charges.
Reporter Bae Jun-woo covered it.
It was twice in February and March that a civic group filed a complaint against former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol to the Airborne Service.
In May 2019, while serving as the chief of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, he was accused of poorly directing the investigation into the Optimus Fund fraud case, and that he abused his authority by interfering with the investigation and prosecution of allegations that the prosecutor gave false testimony to an inmate at the trial of former Prime Minister Han Myung-sook while serving as the Prosecutor General. is.
The Ministry of Airborne Affairs notified the complainant on the 4th that it had booked former President Yoon for these allegations.
We also assigned official case numbers called 2021 Deduction Nos.
[Han-me Kim / Complainant (CEO of a civic group): If something is certain, it is directly investigated by giving a deduction number (I heard from the Air Traffic Control Department), and the Air Transport Department is talking about two cases… .]
It is surprising that the investigation was started by selecting the case of former President Yoon out of more than 1,400 accusations by the Public Investigation Service, where the conditions for investigation were still not complete.
In particular, attention is focused on the background as it is the time when former President Yoon is preparing for his full-fledged presidential campaign.
The former president's side explained that both cases were concluded without charges through the prosecution's investigation and the judgment of the disciplinary committee of the Ministry of Justice.
Political reactions were mixed.
The passport welcomed that they wanted the Airborne Service to independently judge and find out the truth, while the opposition parties set the day that they would judge by carefully monitoring whether the Airborne Service was just enforcing the law, or whether it was an unsettling choice and concentration.
(Video coverage: Seo Jin-ho, Video editing: Kim Jong-tae, CG: Seo Hyun-joong)