Korea’s ex-president Lee Myung-bak under prosecution probe

2018.03.14 13:20:30 | 2018.03.14 16:23:42

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Former president Lee Myung-bak Wednesday morning appeared at the prosecution office for questioning over multiple corruption charges including bribery, embezzlement and tax evasion, becoming the fifth ex-Korean leader to face prosecution probe for misdeeds in office.

“I am very sorry for causing anxieties to the people. I have much to say as a former president, but I will save my words,” he told reporters.

Lee ended his five-year presidential term in February 2013 and was succeeded by Park Geun-hye of the same conservative party who was ousted before her term ended on power abuse and other charges. Lee’s counts could outnumber Park, given the scope of 120-page questions against him.

By Han Joo-hyung and Cho Jeehyun

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