Rep. Song Jae-ho (61) of the Democratic Party of Korea, who was handed over to trial on charges of spreading false information under the Public Official Election Act, will remain as a member of the National Assembly.

The first division of the Supreme Court (Chief Justice Park Jung-hwa) confirmed the lower court's decision today (28th), which sentenced Rep. Song to a fine of 900,000 won.

If a member of the National Assembly is sentenced to a fine of 1 million won or more for violating the Public Official Election Act, the election becomes invalid.

Rep. Song is accused of disseminating false facts during a campaign for the April 15 general election last year, saying, "I personally requested President Moon Jae-in to attend the April 3 commemoration ceremony and promise to revise the April 3 special law" received

There is also an allegation of telling a story different from the truth, saying, "I worked unpaid while serving as the chairman of the National Balanced Development Committee" in a broadcasting company debate.

The first trial pleaded guilty to the mayor's campaign remarks, saying, "The defendant exaggerated himself as a person who influences the president's decision-making." sentenced to a fine less than

The remarks made in the broadcast debate were deemed to have been made without recognizing that they were false, and were judged not guilty.

The judgment of the second trial was the same as that of the first trial.

The Supreme Court, which heard the appeals of the prosecution and Rep. Song, ruled that "the original judgment did not go beyond the limits of libertarianism, or misunderstood the legal principles regarding the public announcement of false facts under the Public Official Election Act."

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