Ex-Supreme Court Chief Questioned Over Power Abuse

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    January 11, 2019 09:08

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae talks to reporters in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis

    Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae appeared for questioning at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office on Friday about his alleged involvement in the abuse of power in the judiciary.

    Yang was chief justice from 2011 to 2017. He is accused of using trials as bargaining chips in the Supreme Court's dealings with the Park Geun-hye administration to achieve his long-held hopes of establishing a separate court of appeals.

    He denies the allegations.

    He is the first former chief justice to appear before prosecutors as a criminal suspect.

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