A police officer convicted of leaking to the media an internal investigation report of the alleged manipulation of Deutsche Motors stocks, which mentions the wife of President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol, Kim Kun-hee, has been severely punished.

According to the police on the 4th, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency recently held a disciplinary committee and decided to demote Police Officer A (32).

Disciplinary action for public officials is divided into heavy disciplinary measures such as dismissal, dismissal, demotion, and suspension, and light disciplinary measures such as wage reduction and reprimand.

Mr. A, who was handed over an internal investigation report mentioned by Kim Gun-hee from her colleague and was handed over to a trial on the charge of leaking it to a media reporter (disclosure of official secrets), was sentenced to 4 months in prison in the first trial on the 15th of last month.

Newstapa cited the report in February 2020, reporting that the police had investigated Kim in connection with allegations of manipulation of the Deutsche Motors stock price.

At the time, the court ruled that "as a police officer, I have my duty to keep confidentiality and conduct business according to the law, but I have neglected my duty."

The prosecution appealed against the decision to suspend the sentencing.

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