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Prosecution Raids Top Office over Alleged Interference

Write: 2019-12-04 11:46:40Update: 2019-12-04 14:57:34

Prosecution Raids Top Office over Alleged Interference

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Prosecutors raided the presidential office on Wednesday as part of a widening probe into alleged improper intervention of an inspection.

The Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors' Office said on Wednesday that it launched the raid at 11:30 a.m. after securing a warrant from a local court.

Prosecutors said the raid is related to allegations the top office improperly interfered with a probe into bribery allegations against former Busan Vice Mayor Yoo Jae-soo. 

Former senior secretary for civil affairs Cho Kuk, who also served as justice minister earlier this year, is suspected of abruptly terminating the inspection.

The allegations stem from Yoo's time at the Financial Services Commission. As the inspection was cut short, Yoo avoided punishment and served as Busan's vice mayor for economic affairs from last July until recently. 

Yoo was arrested last week on the bribery charges.

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