A Seoul district court ruled Thursday that a local university’s decision to revoke Olympic Taekwondo Gold Medalist, Moon Dae-sung‘s doctorate was legal.
Earlier this year, Seoul’s Kookmin University revoked the degree of Rep. Moon Dae-sung of the ruling Saenuri Party after determining that he had copied parts of a local scholar’s doctoral thesis, informed the Yonhap News Agency today.
Ruling against Rep. Moon, Seoul Northern District Court on Thursday endorsed the school’s decision, saying that parts of the lawmaker’s paper matched another person’s work.
Moon, who holds a parliamentary seat in a district in the southern port city of Busan, left the party amid the allegations but rejoined the party earlier this year. The former Olympic taekwondo gold medalist is also a member of the International Olympic Committee.