Former Supreme Court chief justice Yang Sung-tae arrested in power abuse scandal

Former Supreme Court chief justice Yang Sung-tae arrested in power abuse scandal

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we start though with the unprecedented
arrest of a former Supreme Court justice young sangtae becomes the first Chief
Justice of the nation’s top court to be in so much legal jeopardy that he’s
behind bars right now he faces dozens of charges mostly related to abuse of his
authority chesh young starts us off the ex chief of South Korea’s high school is
the first top-level official in donations judiciary sitting or former to
ever be arrested and imprisoned in the early hours of Thursday morning the
Seoul central district court issued its arrest warrant for yang Sintang was
awaiting for the court’s decision at the Seoul detention center in Coweta
province the 70 year old faces over 40 charges most of which are related to
abuse of power his accuser abusing trials as bargaining chips in his
dealings with the forum Park Korean government to achieve its long and
vision plan of establishing a separate Court of Appeals and creating a
blacklist of judges who opposed his plan these trials include ones filed by
Korean plaintiffs against Japanese firms that posed them to work with little or
no pay during World War two explaining his decision to issue the arrest warrant
the judge at the Seoul Central District Court said the allegations against young
were clear and serious and there are concerns he made the three evidence
during the arrest warrant review prosecutors presented more evidence
showing yang was not merely engaged in the alleged crimes but actively
coordinate them Jung defended his rightful exercise of
power and placed blame either own subordinates or memory lapses
Jung will now attend trial hearings from the Seoul detention center since he was
a former head of the judiciary it’s likely that he will be placed in a Cell
separate from other inmates as was the case with for president Park geun-hye
also detained at the center shishio arirang news

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