Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Monday, 02.19.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4
 5  6  7  8  9  10  11
 12  13  14  15  16  17  18
 19  20  21  22  23  24  25
 26  27  28  29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Apr 06,2009
Ex-speaker queried in Seoul graft probe
by UPI

SEOUL -- A former South Korean National Assembly speaker is being questioned in connection with a wide-ranging political graft investigation, officials said.

Park Kwan-yong, who served as National Assembly speaker from 2002 to 2004, was undergoing questioning from the country's Supreme Prosecutors' Office regarding allegations that he took about $76,000 in illegal political funds from Park Yeon-cha, the chairman of a shoemaking company, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Monday.

The businessman, who was arrested in December on tax evasion charges, is at the center of bribery scandal surrounding associates of former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. Prosecutors allege Park Yeon-cha gave millions of dollars to such political heavyweights as the former speaker, Roh's older brother and Rep. Lee Kwang-jae, a top confidant to the former president, Yonhap said.

The news agency said a son-in-law of Gun-pyeong has also been questioned about taking illegal funds worth $5 million from the businessman, although investigators allege the money was actually meant for Roh.

Copyright © 2009, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

711 times read

Related news
Roh relative detained in corruption probe by UPI posted on Apr 10,2009

Seoul warns on worker's detention by North by UPI posted on Apr 13,2009

Rail cargo resumes between two Koreas by UPI posted on Dec 11,2007

South Korean officials expelled by UPI posted on Mar 27,2008

North Korea switching to China for rice by UPI posted on Apr 04,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 20 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?