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March 31, 2017 ( Post 1 )


Former South Korean President and it's first female leader who was removed from office earlier this month, was arrested on Friday.

Prosecutors announced Monday that they were seeking to arrest Park on charges relating to abuse of power, accepting bribes and leaking important information.

"The suspect abused the mighty power and position as President to take bribes from companies and infringed upon the freedom of corporate management and leaked important confidential official information," the statement from the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office said.


According to CNN, she was taken to Seoul Detention Center on Friday, the same location where her confidant Choi Soon-sil and some of the high-profile figures embroiled in the ongoing scandal, including Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, have been detained.

Park has not yet been formally indicted, prosecutors said. Prosecutors can detain Park for up to 20 days before formally charging her.
Park was removed from office on March 10, after South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld a decision to impeach her for alleged corruption.
The former President was accused of helping a confidant raise donations from companies for foundations she had set up.

The Constitutional Court's impeachment ruling stripped Park of her presidential immunity and cleared the way for prosecutors to seek her arrest.


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