Ex-S.Korean president questioned over corruption charges
Seoul March 14 (IANS) 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.
He became the latest former South Korean president to be investigated by prosecutors over corruption.
Park Geun-hye Lee s successor was ousted from office last year standing trial on charges of bribery and abuse of power.