The police raided the newspaper bureau of the Chosun Ilbo, which was accused of fraud, etc.
According to the police today (23rd), the anti-corruption and public crime investigation team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency conducted a search and seizure of the Chosun Ilbo newspaper for two days from yesterday to today.
Previously, the civic group Minsaeng Economy Research Institute said that the Chosun Ilbo inflated more than the actual number of published and paid copies in March and took unfairly on government advertising expenses, and set the Chosun Ilbo and the Korea ABC Association to regulate fraud and monopoly in laws related to the aggravated punishment of specific economic crimes. and to the prosecution for violating the Fair Trade Act.
Some lawmakers from the Democratic Party also reported the Chosun Ilbo to the National Investigation Headquarters of the National Police Agency around the same time.
The prosecution transferred the case to the police, and was then assigned to the anti-corruption and public crime investigation team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.
An official from the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said, “We have now completed the seizure and search,” and “we cannot reveal details related to the investigation.”
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