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Ex-S.Korean president questioned over corruption charges

IANS  |  Seoul 

Former South Korean on Wednesday appeared before prosecutors for questioning over multiple charges including bribery, embezzlement and tax evasion, the media reported.

Lee, who ended his five-year presidential term in February 2013, appeared in the 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, reported.

He became the latest former South Korean to be investigated by prosecutors over

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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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 07:26 IST