Reformminded investigator named prosecutorgeneral nominee
SEOUL, Yoon Seokyoul, a reformminded veteran investigator, has been tapped to lead South Korea's prosecution, the presidential office announced Monday.
President Moon Jaein decided to nominate Yoon, chief of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, as prosecutor general, it said.
If appointed after a confirmation hearing, Yoon is to replace Moon Mooil, who's retiring after a twoyear term. His tenure ends July 24.
Although the president was on leave, he made the decision after receiving a related report from Justice Minister Park Sangki at Cheong Wa Dae earlier in the day.
The nominee is subject to a parliamentary hearing, but the nomination itself does not require lawmakers' consent.
Yoon was a key member of the special prosecutor team tasked with looking into the corruption and power abuse scandal involving former President Park Geunhye and her longtime friend Choi Soonsil.
Source: Yonhap news Agency