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Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Wednesday appeared before prosecutors for questioning over multiple corruption charges including bribery, embezzlement and tax evasion, the media reported.
Lee, who ended his five-year presidential term in February 2013, appeared in the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office as a "criminal suspect" on allegations that he had received tens of millions of US dollars in bribes from the country's intelligence agency and companies, including Samsung Electronics, Xinhua reported.
Park Geun-hye, Lee's successor, was ousted from office last year, standing trial on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
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