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South Korean prosecutors say president conspired with her longtime friend

South Korean prosecutors say president conspired with her longtime friend

South Korean prosecutors on Sunday said they believe President Park Geun-hye conspired in the criminal activities of a secretive confidante who allegedly manipulated government affairs and exploited her presidential ties to amass an illicit fortune — a damning revelation that may convince opposition parties to push for Park’s impeachment.

Prosecutors are planning to soon question Park, who has immunity but can be investigated, said Lee Young-ryeol, chief prosecutor of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.

Prosecutors on Sunday formally charged Park's longtime friend Choi Soon-sil on suspicion of interfering with state affairs and...

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