Monday, April 20, 2009

Minerva found not guilty

Though prosecutors wanted an 18 month sentence for Minerva, Seoul Central District Court found him not guilty today:
"When considering all the circumstances, it is hard to conclude that Park was aware the information was misleading when he wrote the postings," Justice Yoo Young-hyun of the Seoul Central District Court said in the ruling.

The judge also said that even if Park had realized that the information was false, it cannot be concluded that he had the intent to hurt public interest, considering the circumstances at the time or the special characteristics of the foreign exchange market.
Good news all around, but he never should have been arrested in the first place.

[Update: There's more on the case here.]


Roboseyo said...

well, that's good to know, at least.

kushibo said...

Good to know that the courts are acting independently (as they should).

The Bobster said...

I'm curious if malice or intent to cause harm to public is a part of the law surrounding this ...