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'Conflict of interest' ruling

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Insider info should not be used for personal gains

A court ruling against a former lawmaker is drawing attention as it has made clear that insider information cannot and should not be used for personal gain. It is a clear reminder that elected post holders as well as civil servants should stick to their work ethic and strive for moral integrity.

On Wednesday, the Seoul Southern District Court sentenced ex-legislator Sohn Hye-won to 18 months in prison for her involvement in corruption and violating a law banning real estate transactions under "borrowed names." The court found her guilty of buying real estate under other people's names after obtaining insider information while serving as a lawmaker.

In early 2019, Sohn, then a lawmaker of........

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