Former lawmaker Hwang Joo-hong convicted of ‘2 years in prison’ for ‘violation of the Public Official Election Act’

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Former National Assembly member Hwang Joo-hong, who was on trial for violating the Public Official Election Act, was sentenced to two years in prison. Former lawmaker Hwang served as a member of the National Assembly while moving from party records to the 19th and 20th Democratic United Party, independents, People’s Party, Democratic Peace Party, and Minsaeng Party. The second division of the Supreme Court (Chief Judge Cheon Dae-yeop) announced on the 11th that it had confirmed the lower court sentenced to two years in prison for Hwang, who was charged with violating the Public Official Election Act. Former lawmaker Hwang was accused of providing money and valuables worth 77.1 million won to constituency residents 33 times from February to April 2020 as a candidate for the Minsaeng Party (Goheung, Boseong, Jangheung, Gangjin, Jeollanam-do) ahead of the 21st general election. . It was also found that from February 2019 to April last year, they made donations by delivering meals, donations, and gifts worth millions of won. However, Hwang was not elected. Hwang also fled from June 12, 2020 to September 7, 2020, just before his arrest, when the prosecution investigation began. The first trial sentenced former lawmaker Hwang to two years in prison in February, saying, “Former lawmaker Hwang was a re-elected member of the National Assembly and served as the governor of Gangjin and the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly. This has had a huge impact on the local community and has betrayed the trust of the people,” he said. The judgment of the second trial was the same as that of the first trial. The Supreme Court also confirmed the lower court’s judgment, saying, “There is no error in violating the rules of logic and experience in the judgment of the lower court, escaping the limits of liberalism, or misunderstanding the principles of the Public Official Election Act.” By Jeon Kwang-jun, staff reporter [email protected]



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