Professor Jeong Kyung-shim, the wife of former Minister Cho Kuk, who was arrested in the first trial on suspicion of corruption in the child's entrance exam and private equity funds, was also sentenced to four years in prison at the appeals court. In accordance with the court's decision to admit corruption in the entrance exam, Korea University and Pusan ​​National University graduate school where their daughter Jo Min attended took follow-up measures.

Correspondent Ahn Hee-jae.


Professor Jeong Kyung-shim was sentenced to four years in prison in the first trial last year and was arrested.

The judgment of the appellate court was not significantly different.

The court found that most of the contents of her daughter Jo Min's internship confirmation were inconsistent with the facts, and found guilty of all charges of corruption in the entrance exam.

As much as they saw the so-called seven major specifications as false, he said that there was no need to judge whether the daughter attended the seminar, etc.

He also maintained his guilt on the charge of opening a borrowed-name account related to a private equity fund, however, while the amount of undue profits obtained using undisclosed information decreased, he pleaded guilty to the charge of having asset manager Kim Kyung-rok hide the data, unlike the first trial.

"Even though Professor Jung's crimes seriously damaged society's belief in the fairness of the entrance exam system, he blurted the essence with the attitude that the entrance exam system itself was a problem," the court said.

He was sentenced to four years in prison, the same as the first trial, saying that he continued to make claims that are difficult to see as reasonable despite the physical evidence.

However, the fine of 500 million won in the first trial was reduced to 50 million won.

[Professor Chil-Jun Kim/Professor Kyung-Shim Jeong: (at the appeals court) The parties were not given an opportunity to call the parties as witnesses again or to argue various facts (sorry.)]

Former Minister Cho currently on trial as an accomplice to forging an internship certificate While expressing her intentions of appeal, saying, "It is painful," Korea University and Pusan ​​University, where her daughter graduated, said that they would take immediate follow-up measures.