Kim Seong, the head of Jangheung County in South Jeolla Province, who is suspected of providing a meal in return to former and current military members after the election, was handed over to trial without detention.
The Jangheung Branch Office of the Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office announced on the 28th that it had prosecuted Gunsu Kim without detention for violating the Public Official Election Act.
On September 30 last year, Kim was indicted for providing lunch worth 280,000 won to 16 members of the Jangheung-gun Council, a group of former and current military councilors, at a restaurant in Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do.
Prosecutors determined that Kim bought rice at a private meeting in violation of the regulation prohibiting return after the election. According to Article 118 of the Public Official Election Act, candidates cannot provide money, goods, or entertainment or hold election meetings after election day.
It is said that Kim is arguing that it is part of normal military government activities seeking cooperation from former and current politicians.
Prior to the recent wedding of his eldest son, Kim was accused by the police of sending out wedding invitations with account numbers to 1,300 people, including military and civilians.