Prosecutors summon Cho Hee-yeon, superintendent of education for ‘preferential hiring’ allegations


The prosecution recently summoned Cho Hee-yeon, superintendent of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, who is suspected of special hiring of dismissed teachers, for investigation.

The Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office’s Detective Division 1 (Prosecutor Lee Seon-hyeok) summoned Superintendent Cho as a suspect on the 3rd of this month and confirmed the overall suspicion of the special recruitment of dismissed teachers.

This is the first subpoena investigation since the High Commissioner’s Crime Investigation Office (Public Investigation Office) requested the prosecution on September 3 after going through the prosecution deliberation committee to file a complaint with Superintendent Cho.

The Ministry of Public Safety and Security has handed over the case to the prosecution, demanding that Superintendent Cho be charged with obstructing the exercise of his/her right to abuse of power and violating the State Public Officials Act, and his former chief of staff Han Mo as an accomplice on the charge of abuse of power.

While reviewing the records received from the Air Traffic Service, the prosecution has conducted complementary investigations by subpoenaing Mr.

Superintendent of Superintendent Cho and Mr. Han are accused of having specially hired five teachers who were dismissed, including former teachers from the National Teachers and Employees’ Union in 2018, in an unfair way.

(Photo = Yonhap News)

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