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Prosecution raids pro-baseball body over corruption allegations

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors on Thursday raided the head office of the nation's professional baseball governing body as part of their investigation into allegations that several employees embezzled its funds. The employees of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), including a former secretary general whose identity has been withheld, are under suspicion of siphoning off the government funds worth 713 million won (US$667,000) by cooking the books, prosecutors said.

Prosecution raids pro-baseball body over corruption allegations

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors on Thursday raided the head office of the nation's professional baseball governing body as part of their investigation into allegations that several employees embezzled its funds. The employees of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), including a former secretary general whose identity has been withheld, are under suspicion of siphoning off the government funds worth 713 million won (US$667,000) by cooking the books, prosecutors said.

Top U.S. prosecutor in benchmark-rigging probes to leave Justice Department

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mythili Raman, the top criminal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, is planning to leave the agency next month, wrapping up a year overseeing high-profile investigations into global market manipulation. Raman said in an interview this week that the agency has made great strides in holding individuals accountable for corporate misdeeds. She said she is hopeful more traders will face trial in the United States for their roles in international benchmark-rigging schemes.

Prosecution vows intensive crackdown on illegal electioneering

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Yonhap) -- With the general elections only about three months away, senior prosecutors from across the country gathered in Seoul Monday and vowed to intensively crack down on illegal electioneering, the top prosecution office said. Some 60 ranking prosecutors from district prosecutors' offices had a meeting at the Supreme Prosecutors' Office (SPO) in southern Seoul to discuss ways to effectively clamp down on three major election-related offenses -- vote-buying, mudslinging and the involvement of public officials in campaigns, the SPO said.

Prosecution declares war on organized gangs

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors declared an all-out war on organized crime groups on Friday as they are expanding into various sectors of society. Veteran prosecutors from district prosecutors' offices across the country gathered at the Supreme Prosecutors' Office (SPO) in southern Seoul to discuss ways to effectively clamp down on the organized crimes, SPO officials said. "The prosecution, armed with new investigative techniques, will launch an extensive crackdown on organized gangs, which are evolving," said Yun Gap-guen, a senior prosecutor at the SPO.

Lead prosecutor quits U.S. general's sex assault case as trial nears

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - The lead prosecutor in a sexual assault case against a U.S. Army general set for trial next month has stepped down, a military spokesman said on Saturday, after defense lawyers say the prosecutor aired concerns about the credibility of a key witness.

India prosecutors want new charge in French child rape case

Prosecutors asked an Indian judge Saturday to allow them to bring an additional charge of sodomy against a French consular official who has been accused of raping his three-year-old daughter. Special public prosecutor B.T. Venkatesh said that the judge Shubha Gowdar had admitted his application to bring the additional charge against Pascal Mazurier during a brief hearing in the southern city of Bangalore as there was prima facie evidence of him committing sodomy.

Prosecutors seek 20-year prison term for leftist lawmaker

SUWON, South Korea, Feb. 3 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors on Monday sought a 20-year prison term for a leftist lawmaker accused of plotting to overthrow the government. Rep. Lee Seok-ki of the Unified Progressive Party (UPP) is standing trial on charges of leading a clandestine organization, Revolutionary Organization (RO), and plotting to overthrow the South Korean government in the event of an inter-Korean war, as well as sympathizing with North Korea, in violation of the South's anti-communist National Security Law.

Prosecutors vow stern punishment for data thieves

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) -- The country's top prosecution office said Monday that it will demand maximum jail sentences and pre-trial detention warrants for those accused of stealing and illegally circulating personal data. The announcement came in response to growing public concern over an unprecedented leak of personal data, including bank account numbers, addresses and credit ratings, belonging to 20 million people in a country with a population of 50 million.

Turkey conducts new mass judicial purge

Turkey has reassigned almost 100 prosecutors and judges in a new purge as parliament began a debate on controversial government legislation to rein in the judiciary, local media reported Wednesday. The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) removed 96 judges and prosecutors from their posts, including five chief prosecutors and senior figures who oversaw the trials of hundreds of top military officers convicted of plotting against the government.
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