The Prosecutor’s office of South Korea announced about the involvement of President Park Geun-Hye to the corruption scheme
The President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-Hye was directly involved in the corrupt schemes of a close friend Choi sung-SIL, said on Sunday the representative of the prosecution Agency Yonhap. The indictment of President cannot be present due to immunity, but the investigation will continue. But the friend of the President was formally charged.
“After several weeks of intensive investigation shaking the country of the scandal, the investigators came to the conclusion that Park Geun-Hye was directly involved in it,” quoted the South Korean news Agency TASS.
On Sunday, the Prosecutor’s office of the Republic of Korea have charged Choi sung-SIL, which is accused of using his influence for personal gain. “Choi sung-SIL is also accused of the attempted fraud with the purpose of the transfer of funds from non-governmental foundations controlled by her owned her company,” – said the Prosecutor.
According to the Constitution the President has immunity from prosecution, if we are not talking about sedition or treason. Therefore, in connection with a corruption scandal that threatens to resign, there will be no charges. “Despite this, we continue the investigation against Park Geun-Hye”, – quotes Agency the head of the investigation, the head of the Central Seoul Prosecutor Lee young April.
In addition to Choi sung-SIL, charges were brought against two former aides to Park Geun-Hye, whom the consequence considers as accomplices.
60-year-old girlfriend of South Korean President accused of
use of influence for personal gain and “trying
fraud”, the purpose of which was the transfer of funds from
controlled by her non-governmental organizations belonging to her
In Seoul held large-scale marches demanding the resignation of the President: the campaign collected hundreds of thousands of people. Park Geun-Hye made a public apology, but said that to resign is not going to.