Yoon Woo-jin, the former head of Yongsan Tax Office, was arrested late last night (7th) on charges of receiving money to subdue a tax investigation. Former Chief Yoon is the older brother of Yoon Dae-jin, the head of the planning department of the Judicial Research and Training Institute, who was a close associate of the People's Power candidate Yoon Seok-yeol when he was a prosecutor. When it came to light, suspicions arose about the prosecution's acquittal process. The prosecution is continuing the re-investigation of this part, and I am interested in what conclusion will be drawn this time.

Correspondent Ahn Hee-jae.

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was in 2012, nine years ago, that former tax chief Yoon Woo-jin first became the subject of a police investigation. 

He was accused of receiving tens of millions of won in bribes and a set of ribs from Mr. Kim, a meat importer. 

The Metropolitan Investigation Team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, which is in charge of the planned investigation, has launched, but the investigation has been slow. 

The prosecution did not request an arrest warrant from the court for the arrest warrant requested by the police, although the prosecution rejected the search warrant for a search and seizure of an Incheon golf course suspected of hosting golf, and Yoon Woo-jin, who fled to Thailand during the investigation, was caught and sent to the country. 

The arrest warrant, which was requested three months later, was dismissed by the court. 

In August 2013, the police handed over Yoon to the prosecution with the opinion of indictment, but a year and a half later, the prosecution closed the case without charges, saying that compensation was not recognized. 

It was the opposition party that raised the suspicion in earnest over the trivial investigation of the three years. 

[Joo Gwang-deok / then a member of the Liberty Korea Party (July 2019): Isn't there a hidden force in the prosecution or a supportive force for Yun Woo-jin...


A thorough investigation must be carried out and strict responsibility must be held (should be held accountable.)] With the

country crisis as an opportunity, the then-presidential prosecutor Yoon Seok-yeol and the ruling and opposition parties shifted their efforts toward the prosecution organization, and the Minister of Justice even exercised the authority to direct the investigation. 

[Chu Mi-ae / Minister of Justice at the time (October 2020): The right to command the investigation is a natural (measure) to return the abnormal to normal.


This case has been re-investigated by the 13th Criminal Division of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office for over a year.

With a time lag, both the opposition and the opposition raised the same suspicion, and as Yoon's new recruit was secured, attention is focused on whether there will be any progress in the re-investigation of the bribery case investigation.

(Video coverage: Seo Jin-ho, Video editing: Hwang Ji-young)