South Korean Ex-Defense Minister Arrest by Authorities. Kim Kwan-jin and deputy defense minister Lim Kwan-bin stand accused of involvement in an alleged online campaign between 2010 and 2012 that sought to garner a support for the cabinet of the former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak by posting massive comments on the Internet.
South Korean Ex-Defense Minister Arrest by Authorities
Kim was reportedly briefed on the operation. Which was in violation of the Military Criminal Act, while Lim is also suspected of receiving bribes from one of the officials involved in these political cyber actions
According to the news agency, South Korean prosecutors are expected to expand the investigation to other former presidential officials such as Kim Tae-hyo. Who served as senior secretary for external strategies when Ex-President Lee was in office.
The Yonhap news agency said that the investigation could eventually reach Lee.
Earlier, the former South Korean President has flatly rejected any accusations on the matter, the agency said.