South Korea's Park retains lawyer ahead of prosecutors questioning - Yonhap | Reuters

SEOUL South Korean President Park Geun-hye has retained a lawyer ahead of being questioned by prosecutors investigating a political scandal engulfing her presidency, Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday. Park will be the first president to be questioned by prosecutors over a criminal case. Prosecutors are investigating whether Park exerted improper pressure on 'chaebol' conglomerate bosses to raise funds for foundations involving a Park friend, Yonhap reported on Sunday.

Reuters November 15, 2016 07:01:35 IST
South Korea's Park retains lawyer ahead of prosecutors questioning - Yonhap
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South Koreas Park retains lawyer ahead of prosecutors questioning  Yonhap
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SEOUL South Korean President Park Geun-hye has retained a lawyer ahead of being questioned by prosecutors investigating a political scandal engulfing her presidency, Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday. Park will be the first president to be questioned by prosecutors over a criminal case. Prosecutors are investigating whether Park exerted improper pressure on "chaebol" conglomerate bosses to raise funds for foundations involving a Park friend, Yonhap reported on Sunday.

They are also investigating Park's friend, Choi Soon-sil, who is alleged to have used her ties to the president to meddle in state affairs and wield influence.Hundreds of thousands marched in the capital Seoul on Saturday demanding Park resign.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park and Jack Kim; Editing by Michael Perry)

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