December 05, 2018 11:35
Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung's wife was questioned by prosecutors on Tuesday on suspicion of using a Twitter handle to spread fake news about Moon Jae-in and other political rivals of her husband in the race for the presidential candidacy since 2013.
The questioning went on for 11 hours.
Prosecutors asked Kim Hye-gyeong who created the offending @08__hkkim Twitter handle and whether she posted messages on that account. Kim denied all charges.
Prosecutors intend to decide whether to indict her by Dec. 13, which is when the statute of limitations expires.
Kim turned up at the Suwon District Prosecutors' Office at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday told reporters, "It is very tiring and frustrating to be falsely accused, but I hope the truth will come out."
Kim has also been charged with libel for spreading false rumors in December of 2016 that President Moon Jae-in's son was given special favors in landing a job.
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