Woon-Sik Choi, former head of Joint Savings Bank Investigation Team.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The meeting with Woon-Sik Choi, who led the Joint Savings Bank Investigation Team as the head for 525 days since September 2011, took place at DR & AJU LLC office in Seoul. He described his plans to help innocent victims as he did during his career as a prosecutor.

Choi resigned from his career as a prosecutor for 22 years to practice as a lawyer. Choi will practice law by specializing in finance, securities, and tax.

The Joint Savings Bank Investigation Team was established in September 2011 to prosecute 137 shareholders, managers, relevant personnel, etc. who are liable for insolvent savings banks, and was disbanded on February 27, 2013. Afterwards, Choi successively served as the Deputy Chief Prosecutor of Chuncheon District Prosecutor’s Office and the head of Gimcheon Branch of District Prosecutor’s Office.

Choi was born into a poor farmer family in Keumsan, Chungcheongnam-do. Although he did not starve, he was hungry during his entire childhood. Choi went on to Daejeon High School, where he had to stay at his friend’s house for he had no money to pay for boarding. While Choi had applied to French literature in hopes of becoming a poet, he was forced to attend a college that offered scholarship. Hanyang University College of law offered him financial aid for tuition, living expenses, and dormitory.

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