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Public Opinion Divided over Prosecutors’ Decision to Indict Tada Executives

Public Opinion Divided over Prosecutors’ Decision to Indict Tada Executives

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy sparked among South Koreans following a recent decision by the prosecution to deem Tada, a car sharing service, an illegal business and subject the company’s executives to a trial. The taxi industry welcomed the move, while startups saw this as a major setback to their survival. Seoul Central [...]

Prosecution to Reinvestigate ‘Burger Patty’ Scandal Involving McDonald’s

Prosecution to Reinvestigate ‘Burger Patty’ Scandal Involving McDonald’s

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The prosecution has decided to reinvestigate the local unit of McDonald’s over allegations that undercooked burgers sold at its restaurants caused illness among some customers, officials said Friday. Reversing its 2018 decision to drop the related charges, state prosecutors said they will resume the probe into the so-called burger [...]

Rallies Held For and Against Justice Minister Cho Kuk

Rallies Held For and Against Justice Minister Cho Kuk

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Supporters of South Korea’s embattled justice minister, Cho Kuk, staged another massive candlelight vigil right in front of the prosecution’s headquarters in southern Seoul on Saturday, as Cho’s wife was grilled again by investigators over her alleged role in the fraud and corruption scandal that has roiled the country [...]

Gov’t to Offer Financial Support to Families Whose Breadwinners are Incarcerated

Gov’t to Offer Financial Support to Families Whose Breadwinners are Incarcerated

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A system will be implemented in which the prosecution will provide financial help to families who have difficulty making ends meet due to the arrest of the head of their household. The Supreme Prosecutors’ Office said Monday it has prepared an emergency welfare support related system and it is [...]

Prosecution Eyes Harsh Penalties for DUI-related Deadly Accidents

Prosecution Eyes Harsh Penalties for DUI-related Deadly Accidents

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Prosecutors will demand harsh penalties, including life sentences, for drivers who kill or severely injure people while driving under the influence, according to the prosecutor’s office Sunday. Under the revised guidelines that go into force from Tuesday, prosecutors are advised to seek the maximum penalty for drunk drivers who [...]

Civic Group Files Criminal Petition Against McDonald’s over Suspected Cover-up

Civic Group Files Criminal Petition Against McDonald’s over Suspected Cover-up

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean civic group on Wednesday filed a petition against the local unit of McDonald’s with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, demanding criminal punishment for the American fast food chain on suspicion of covering up contaminated food supplies. The group, named Political Mamas, held a news conference [...]

Prosecutors Launch Probe into Samsung Securities’ Stock Blunder

Prosecutors Launch Probe into Samsung Securities’ Stock Blunder

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Prosecutors said Thursday they launched an investigation into officials of Samsung Securities Co. over the massive dividend error in April that jolted the local financial market. The Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office said a probe has begun based on the complaint filed by the Financial Supervisory Service early this [...]