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Prosecution hit for trying to protect presidential candidate

The prosecution is taking flak for its "poor investigation" into a corruption-ridden land development scandal, following its indictment of a key suspect last week on charges of bribery, but not breach of trust. The move has sparked a public backlash.

The opposition political parties have criticized the law enforcement agency, claiming it is trying to protect Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung, a presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK). Lee faces growing allegations that he might have been deeply involved in the controversial project to construct an apartment complex on land in Daejang-dong, Seongnam, south of Seoul.

On Thursday, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office indicted Yoo Dong-gyu, former acting president of the city-run........

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