CIO Seeks Five-Year Sentence for Prosecutor in Political Meddling Case

SEOUL - The Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials (CIO) has called for a five-year prison term for a prosecutor involved in a political meddling case dating back to 2020. The prosecutor, Son Jun-sung, is accused of conspiring with a then-opposition lawmaker to file complaints against members of the ruling camp.

According to Yonhap News Agency, during a hearing at the Seoul Central District Court, the agency demanded a three-year sentence for Son on charges of violating election laws and an additional two years for other offenses, including leaking official secrets and violating personal information protection laws. Son, who was an aide to then Prosecutor General Yoon Suk Yeol, is alleged to have collaborated with People Power Party (PPP) Rep. Kim Woong to file complaints against pro-government figures over negative news reports about Yoon's wife just before the April 2020 general elections. Son is currently serving at the Daegu High Prosecutors Office. The case highlights ongoing issues related to political interference and corruption within South Korea's legal system.

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