Maverick Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl resigned on Thursday after accusing the Moon Jae-in administration of destroying “common sense and justice.”

Yoon’s resignation came two days after he vowed to stake his position against the government’s new compliant anti-corruption body that wrests investigative powers from the prosecution in cases of corruption among holders of high office.







Yoon’s term, which was scheduled to end in July, was blighted by a botched government campaign to oust him over a slew of corruption investigations that were getting uncomfortably close to President Moon Jae-in and his cronies.

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