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Moon heads for showdown with South Korea's powerful prosecutors

Crusade intensifies as family of new justice minister is under investigation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, appointed Cho Kuk justice minister on Sept. 9.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- The new South Korean justice minister appointed by President Moon Jae-in wasted no time in pursuing the administration's goal of reforming the country's prosecutors office, all while his family is under investigation over corruption allegations.

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