Former Prime Minister Lee Wan Koo Denies taking Bribes

luvsmiling, May 15, 2015, 10:21 a.m.

Former prime minister Lee Wan-koo appeared for questioning Thursday over allegations that he took bribes from a dubious developer who has committed suicide.

Lee denied the charges although prosecutors grilled him past midnight. Prosecutors still plan to indict him with the other evidence that Sung Wan-jong, who hanged himself last month, gave W30 million to Lee's aides (US$1=W1,092). 

Sung left a list of senior figures, many close to President Park Geun-hye, who he said took bribes from him. Lee resigned last month.

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