HEADLINE S.Korean prosecutors raid home, office of son-in-law of ex-president Lee Myung-bak

HEADLINE

S.Korean prosecutors raid home, office of son-in-law of ex-president Lee Myung-bak

Xinhua

12:50, February 26, 2018

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Former President Lee Myung-bak (left) and Lee Sang-joo (Yonhap)

South Korean prosecutors on Monday raided the home and office of the son-in-law of former President Lee Myung-bak, who had served his five-year term from 2008 to 2013, for alleged bribery charges, multiple local media said.

Investigators from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office stormed the home and office of Lee Sang-joo, who is married to Lee's eldest daughter and works as a senior executive for Samsung Electronics.

Lee was suspected of receiving bribes from an unidentified third party on behalf of the former president.

The prosecution's investigation into former President Lee has been underway over corruption allegations involving DAS, a domestic auto parts manufacturer which was alleged to be owned by the former president.

Lee Si-hyung, the son of the former leader and a DAS executive, was summoned and grilled Sunday by prosecutors as part of the prosecution's probe into the corruption allegations.

Prosecutors reportedly planned to summon the former president early next month.  

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