Corruption Probe Leads to High-Profile Arrests
Prosecutors arrested the head of South Korea’s third-largest conglomerate and six lawmakers in a widening corruption inquiry. The lawmakers face charges of collecting bribes from businesses or violating political finance laws.
SK Group Chairman Son Kil-seung was arrested on charges of evading taxes and embezzling company funds. Son is also accused of giving the Grand National Party $8.3 million in illicit campaign funds and giving $956,000 to an aide to President Roh Moo Hyun.