Posted April. 07, 2005 23:37,
The criminal section of the high court in Daegu (Director: Justice Sagong Young-jin) dismissed an appeal by lawmaker Park Chang-dal (59, Daegu Dong-eul), convicted of violating the election law, on April 7, and it reaffirmed its previous ruling.
He was sentenced to one year in prison and a two-year probation term in his first trial. The lawmaker will lose his seat in the National Assembly if his sentence is confirmed according to the election law specifying that a lawmaker will lose his or her seat in the National Assembly if the person in question receives a prison sentence or a fine exceeding one million won. Lawmaker Park has refused to accept the finding and said that he will file an appeal to the Supreme Court.