Ahead of the general election two years ago, the Public Investigation Service, which has been investigating the allegation that an incumbent prosecutor instigated the opposition party to file a complaint against passport personnel, announced the results.

Prosecutor Son Jun-seong was brought to trial on charges of delivering the complaint to the opposition, but it was not revealed who made the complaint.

Correspondent Hong Young-jae.


The key to the investigation by the Ministry of Airborne Affairs is in April of the year before the general election, whether Supreme Prosecutor's Office Investigation and Information Policy Officer Son Jun-seong, who was an assistant to Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol, intervened in the preparation of the complaint against passport personnel, and whether the then National Assembly candidate Kim Woong, who was a candidate for the People's Power, was asked by Prosecutor Sohn. It was whether the materials such as complaints were delivered.

After eight months of investigation, the Ministry of Airborne Affairs concluded that Prosecutor Sohn delivered the indictment letter and other documents to Rep.

[Yeo Woon-guk/Deputy Chief of the Office of Crime Investigation for Senior Officials: Prosecutor A (Son Jun-seong), a former Supreme Prosecutor’s Office Investigation and Information Policy Officer, has been indicted without detention at the Seoul Central District Court on charges of violating the Public Official Election Act, etc.]

Logic to protect the Prosecutor General and the prosecution It is said that Prosecutor Sohn, who was in charge of making the movie, instigated the prosecution for Yoon Seok-yeol, the president at the time, when he was under attack from the ruling party.

Regarding Rep. Kim Woong, while admitting to conspiracy to violate the Election Act, he handed over the case to the prosecution, saying that he was a civilian candidate for the National Assembly at the time.

Although it was certain that Prosecutor Sohn sent the complaint, the Airborne Service could not find out who wrote the complaint or whether there was any intervention from higher level.

While Prosecutor Sohn was acquitted of allegations of abuse of power, President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol and Justice Minister candidate Han Dong-hoon were also acquitted of the same charges.

Prosecutor Sohn said that he would reveal his innocence at the trial, saying, "The Airborne Service has expressed its position that it will walk the path of a political prosecutor."

(Video coverage: Seol Min-hwan, video editing: Lee Seung-hee, CG: Hong Seong-yong, Choi Ha-neul, Lee Jong-jeong)