Appeals for “fierce remorse” before the statute of limitations did not work.
Cho Min, 32, the daughter of Cho Guk, who served as Minister of Justice under the previous Moon Jae-in administration, was indicted at home on August 10 on charges of exercising false official documents and obstruction of business. Cho Min submitted a forged self-introduction form and internship confirmation form when she applied to Seoul National University Graduate School of Medicine in June 2001. He is alleged to have obstructed the admissions process and passed the screening process.
The father, Cho Guk, was called the ‘onion man’ immediately after he was nominated as a candidate for Minister of Justice, because his misconduct was uncovered one after another as if he was peeling off the skin of a vegetable. In February of this year, he was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison for fraudulent entrance examinations against his son and others. His mother, a former professor at Toyo University, was also sentenced to four years in prison by the Grand Court (the highest court in Japan) in January ’22 for conspiring in her daughter’s fraudulent entrance examinations.
Cho Min herself was finally admitted to Pusan National University School of Medicine in June ’14. The prosecutors, who were investigating his parents, decided to prosecute him on the grounds that he not only benefited from the admission, but also played a leading role in the crime.
[Joon] has been studying hard for the past 10 years.
At first, Cho Min responded to the authorities’ action by explaining on his Instagram and other media that he had “studied hard for about 10 years as a doctor” and that he was “feeling frustrated. He has also made his debut as a singer under the name “Minin” and released a video of himself driving a foreign car that he claims is his “friend’s car. Her lawyer even complained, “Is it appropriate for her to drive around in a foreign car?
Recently, however, there has been a noticeable change in her attitude.
She may have thought, ‘This can’t go on like this,’ after a series of negative events in the family, including the conviction of her parents and her brother giving up his master’s degree from the university where he was enrolled,” she said. On Instagram, he stated that he would donate the royalty income he receives from the songs he releases as a singer to an appropriate place.
Her auspicious attitude did not stop there, as she posted on Instagram that she had “donated 1 million won (about 110,000 yen) to the victims” of the torrential rains that hit Korea in July. In response to the indictment, he said, “I will speak and act in good faith in court,” and “I will humbly comply with any responsibility that may be placed on me. He may have been trying to avoid a court appearance, but after the indictment, he may have continued his auspicious words and actions in anticipation of a lighter sentence.
The scandals involving the minister of justice have shaken the Moon Jae-in administration to its core, and the aftermath of these scandals continues to affect South Korean society. The aftermath of these scandals continues to disturb South Korean society.
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