Prosecutors on Monday also charged Shin Dong-Bin, the chairman of the retail giant Lotte Group, with bribing Choi and Park. Prosecutors have expanded the bribery probe to Lotte Group and SK Group as well, summoning high ranking officials from the conglomerates, including each of their chairmen. Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae-woo were convicted in 1996 of having received bribes from conglomerates during their presidencies.
Park was forced out of office by massive, but peaceful, popular protests.She was impeached late past year, stripped of power in March and confined to a detention facility near Seoul since her arrest last month on chrges that she colluded with a confidante to extort from businesses, take bribes and commit other wrongdoing (See: S Korea ex-president Park Geun-hye jailed as court denies bail). Independent counsel Park Young-soo, however, approached the cases differently and characterized the coerced money as bribes.
Park has repeatedly apologised for the upset caused by the scandal but never admitted any wrongdoing, blaming Choi for abusing their friendship.
She allegedly used her links to the president to force local firms to "donate" almost 66 million euros to organizations, and allegedly used the cash for personal gain.
Park's indictment follows months of street protests as the corruption scandal unfolded, culminating in her ouster and arrest last month.
Prosecutors accused Park of colluding with Choi to receive 7 billion won (RM27.1 million) from Lotte for favours, they said in a statement.
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"Lotte Group was found to have offered money, though it was later returned". SK was under suspicion that it sought a special pardon for its chief.
Choi, who is currently on trial over the scandal, now faces an additional charge of bribery involving Shin.
Park was formally charged with bribery, abuse of power, extortion and leaking government secrets in 18 suspected crimes, most in collusion with her friend Choi Soon-sil and a coterie of aides.
Such rallies could pressure whoever becomes her successor. It has denied the accusations, however, saying it was an "inevitable" decision to separate Ms Park from other inmates due to "security reasons", Yonhap reports. Her trial is expected to begin in May. As attempts by the independent counsel and prosecution to arrest Woo have failed to be approved by a local court, Woo will go through his trial without pretrial detention.
Elementos que añaden puntos de interrogación a una jornada marcada como histórica por la disparidad de las ofertas electorales. Se espera que la elección sea extremadamente cerrada por la excesiva cantidad de aspirantes presidenciales.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all states to ensure the safety of Kashmiris living in different parts of the country. Last year, he had been arrested for threatening to kill JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid.
The differences in some countries' positions on protectionism were evident in comments delivered by officials at the IMFC meeting. Trump is contemplating whether to make good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the deal.
France's 10 percent unemployment, its lackluster economy and security issues topped concerns for the 47 million eligible voters. Unpopular incumbent President François Hollande made the unusual move past year of pledging to not stand for re-election.
The audience can be seen applauding as a band plays against the backdrop of a big screen showing tanks and missiles being fired. Defence expert Tosh Minohara of Kobe University said: "America's sword is still in the scabbard and hasn't been drawn yet".
Nunca ha sido tan fuerte nuestro compromiso con esta alianza histórica con el valiente pueblo de Corea del Sur . Ya hoy, en la capital surcoreana, Pence calificó la última prueba norcoreana de " provocación ".
Los franceses acuden este domingo a las urnas para elegir al sucesor del presidente socialista François Hollande en el Elíseo.. En este sentido, solo los que estén inscritos en las listas, podrán entrar en los centros de votación.
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