South Korea: Arrest sought for President Park’s friend Choi in S Korea corruption row

Author(s): UNK | Date: November 2, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.bbc.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/EZQEhj | Type: Text

South Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for a friend of President Park Geun-hye amid a scandal threatening to bring down her administration.
Choi Soon-sil, who was detained on Monday, is accused of abuse of authority and attempted fraud.
Eight banks have also been raided in connection with the controversy, South Korean media reported.
The scandal has prompted widespread anger and intense public scrutiny.
At the heart of the scandal is the influence that Choi Soon-sil, the daughter of a shadowy religious cult leader, may have had on South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye.

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