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Won Sei-hoon (born January 31, 1951) is a former South Korean public servant. Born in Yeongju, he obtained a Masters in Urban Administration from Hanyang University. In 2009, he was appointed the 10th Director of the National Intelligence Service.[1] He was indicted in June 2013 for attempted interference in the 2012 South Korean presidential election by allegedly ordering an online misinformation campaign against opposition candidates.[2] On January 22, 2014 he was found guilty for graft. He got a 2-year jail term and a fine of some 160 million won.[3] In 2015, the Supreme Court returned to a lower court this ruling.[4] On 30 August 2017, he was sentenced to four years in prison by the Seoul High Court.[5]

Korean name
Revised RomanizationWon Se-hun
McCune–ReischauerWŏn Sehun


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  2. ^ Associated Press South Korea's ex spy chief indicted in election scandal
  3. ^ Former spymaster gets 2-year jail term for graft . Yonhap, January 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "Opposition lawmaker acquitted of perjury charges in election meddling case". Yonhap News Agency. 26 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Former South Korean spy chief jailed over election scandal". Anadolu Agency. 30 August 2017.

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