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March 16, 2007. Cult Member Prosecutor Sacked
« on: March 17, 2007, 08:07:10 AM »
Update regarding the investigation into a prosecutor for aiding cult leader Jeong Myeong-seok.

News from Seoul today: Lee Yang-ho, a cult member who worked for the prosecutor's office has been sacked.
He had been under investigation for some time, and it is expected that criminal charges will be laid.

Here's a link to a Korean language article and video clip See below for a copy of the news clip if it doesn't play for you in the above link.

JU 거짓진술 강요 의혹 검사 정직 3개월 건의   2007-03-15 08:00
대검찰청 감찰위원회는 피의자에게 거짓 진술을 강요한 의혹을 받아온 전 서울동부지검 제이유 수사팀의  백모 검사에 대해 정직 3개월을, 그리고 김모 부장검사에 대해 견책을 각각 검찰총장에게 건의했습니다.

위원회는 또 사이비 종교 JMS 분규와 관련해 수사기밀을 유출하고 출입국 조회를 하는 등 직무상 권한을 남용한 전 북부지검 이모 검사의 면직을 권고했습니다.

감찰위원회가 지난 2004년 8월 대검에 설치된 이후에 검사에 대해 면직 의견을 내놓은 것은 이번이 처음입니다.

And a brief translation from a poster at

Internal affairs recommend that the state prosecutor Lee, who helped Jung Myeong Seok, be stripped off of his duty.

Google Translation:
The Supreme Public Prosecutors ' Office's inspection committee reprimanded prosecutor Baek and prosecutor Kim for questioning a former prosecutor, identified as Jay-yu, who had allegedly forced suspects to make false statements.

The panel also recommended dismissal of a prosecutor who abused his authority by leaking confidential information and questioning foreigners about the fake religion JMS scandal.

It is the first time that the Inspection Committee has offered a dismissal motion for an inspection since it was set up at the Supreme Court in August 2004.

Video available here.

July 14: Former Prosecutor Barred From Becoming Lawyer for Leaking Personal Information to JMS Cult (The Korea Times)
A dismissed prosecutor's application to become a lawyer has been turned down because he leaked personal information of the victims of a cult to the cult's members. The Korean Bar Association (KBA) said Monday that it will not give the prosecutor, identified only as Lee, the right to practice law. "We've disapproved his application as he is considered unqualified to be a lawyer,'' said Choe Tae-hyeoung, spokesman for the association. This is the first case in Korean legal history that a former prosecutor has failed to win the right to offer his services as a lawyer.