The former President of South Korea formally charged with corruption

The former President of South Korea formally charged with corruption

MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Formal corruption charges were filed Monday, the former President of South Korea Park Geun-Hye. This was reported by Yonhap news Agency.

The ouster of the head of state is accused of bribery, abuse of office, divulging state secrets and a number of other criminal charges.

Scandal, Park Geun-Hye broke out in October 2016, when the press appeared information about the impact of the head of state from her friend Choi sung-SIL. The investigation revealed that for several years she was devoted to the details of public administration and interfered with the course of political decision-making. Choi sung-SIL has put pressure on several companies, including Samsung, with the purpose of transfer them tens of millions of dollars in controlled assets.

In December last year, the South Korean Parliament voted to impeach the Park Geun-Hye, and on March 10 approved by the constitutional court. Already on March 31 the former leader of the country was arrested and placed in pre-trial detention centre.

At the same time, South Korean prosecutors today filed charges in bribery to the Chairman of the Corporation Lotte Group Shin Dong Bina. He is accused of having transferred 7 billion won ($6.1 million) to the Fund, which, according to the version of the investigation, was under the control of Choi sung-SIL.