The police chief who was arrested for the ‘Burning Solar’ scandal has been cleared of the costs issued towards him for masking up the scandal.
Police Chief Yoon was arrested again in October of 2019 for his alleged connection to the ‘Burning Solar’ scandal. Prosecutors accused Yoon of looking for financial features for finishing favors, unlawful financial transactions, misuse of social service official privileges, makes an attempt to eradicate proof, and suppress investigations after police acquired proof that Yoon illegally obtained a number of million KRW from enterprise CEO Jung (45) in funding funds. He’s additionally stated to have requested Jung to delete their communication logs after the ‘Burning Solar’ scandal got here to mild. Yoon is alleged to have been known as ‘police chief’ within the notorious Kakaotalk group chatrooms.
Though prosecutors acknowledged that there isn’t a manner that the connection between a police officer and companies wasn’t harmless and requested for 3 years of imprisonment together with 46 million KRW (37,000 USD) in fines, the courtroom has rejected their fees. In response to the courtroom, “it doesn’t seem that Yoon obtained funding funds in change for mediation” and acknowledged that it’s troublesome to make conclusions primarily based on the info Yoon obtained from the previous CEO because of the truth that the contents of communications had been undisclosed. Nonetheless, the courtroom did acknowledge that they had been “not saying that the accused is 100% harmless or that the costs usually are not true” however that the prosecution’s proof was inadequate for a conviction.
Yoon has beforehand insisted that he had no connection to Burning Solar though many netizens proceed to voice their outrage on the lack of progress or arrests made within the case. Prosecutors are planning on interesting the choice within the close to future.