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Ex-S.Korean president questioned over corruption charges

Wednesday - March 14, 2018 7:26 am , Category : WORLD
 Ex-S.Korean president questioned over corruption charges
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.

--IANS
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