≡ Prosecution To Re-Summon Ex-Chief Justice As Early As Tomorrow
Prosecutors are expected to summon former Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae for another round of questioning as early as tomorrow and decide whether to request an arrest warrant for him.
Yang has been sent back home after facing 14 and a half hours of interrogation by prosecutors probing a judicial power abuse scandal surrounding the top court under the former Park Geun-hye government.
Investigators are said to have questioned Yang on a slew of allegations, such as delaying a damages suit filed by Korean victims of Japan's wartime forced labor at the behest of the Park administration.
He is also accused of using highly sensitive trials as bargaining chips in persuading the Park government to establish a separate court of appeals.
He has denied any wrongdoing, saying that he does not remember or was not aware of such activities.■