Jung Joon Young Reportedly Appoints Former High-Ranking Prosecutor As Lawyer

MBN’s “News 8” has reported details about Jung Joon Young’s newly appointed lawyer.

During the March 22 broadcast of the show, MBN revealed that Jung Joon Young appointed a former high-ranking prosecutor who was an expert in public security investigations as his lawyer. In response to this report, police stated, “Although we’re receiving investigation directions from the prosecution, the investigation will not be particularly affected by this just because [the lawyer] is a former [prosecutor].”

Some, however, are concerned about the possibility of the lawyer using his ties to influence the prosecution when the case is transferred from the police to the prosecution.

During a phone interview with MBN and Kim Hyun, a former president of the Korean Bar Association, Kim Hyun stated, “You can use your connections to influence the prosecution’s investigation while you’re in your current post. This is a common notion.”

Previously, Jung Joon Young stood in front of the press before being interrogated at the Seoul Central District Court and admitted to all charges made against him. He also stated that he would “faithfully cooperate with the investigations” and “spend the rest of [his] life repenting.”

He was arrested on March 21 on charges of filming and circulating illegal hidden camera footage and is currently being held at a detention center at the Jongno Police Station.

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