Ex-spy chief jailed for election meddling

February 9, 2015 11:19 AM

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Ex-spy chief jailed for election meddling

A Seoul appellate court on Monday sentenced a former national intelligence chief to three years in prison for violating state intelligence and election laws, going back on a previous ruling that acquitted him of election meddling.

The Seoul High Court ruled that Won Sei-hoon, former director of the National Intelligence Service, interfered in the 2012 presidential election by ordering staff to make political postings online to sway public opinion.

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