Home, office of ex-S.Korean President’s son-in-law raided

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Seoul, Feb 26 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors on Monday raided the home and office of former President Lee Myung-bak’s son-in-law for alleged bribery charges.

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

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

The prosecution’s investigation into Lee Myung-bak has been underway over corruption allegations involving DAS, a domestic auto parts manufacturer.

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

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

–IANS

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