Arrest Warrant Requested for Korea’s Former President Park Geun-hye


South Korean prosecutors this morning in Seoul said they will request an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye in connection with corruption charges that led to her impeachment earlier this month.

“A lot of evidence has been collected so far, but as the suspect denies most of the criminal allegations, there is a possibility of her destroying evidence,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement to the press, reports Yonhap.

Last week Park was questioned over charges that she extorted money from local firms in the form of “donations” that were made to organizations controlled by her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil.

 
 

“It would be unfair not to seek a warrant considering that her accomplice Choi Soon-sil, as well as those government officials who followed her direction and the ones who gave kickbacks have all been detained,” said the prosecutor’s office.

Now it’s up to the Seoul Central District Court to decide whether it will answer the prosecutor’s request and issue the warrant.

 
 
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