The prosecution on Wednesday indicted aides of former President Park Geun-hye on charges of perjury and falsifying documents in changes made to the time log of developments on the day of Sewol sinking in 2014.
The former presidential aides indicted in connection with the case are former chief of staff Kim Ki-choon, and Kim Jang-soo and Kim Kwan-jin, who headed the National Security Office under Park. The suspects are accused of document falsification and damaging public documents. Former presidential secretary Yoon Jeon-choo was also indicted for perjury.
Following the 2014 deadly sinking of the Sewol ferry in waters off the southwestern island of Jindo, the Park administration fabricated the time Park was first briefed on the accident, according to prosecutors who looked into Park’s alleged negligence of duty that may have led to lax rescue actions.