Prosecutors to Question Lee in Remand Jail

  • By Eom Bo-un

    March 26, 2018 10:17

    Prosecutors will question former President Lee Myung-bak again in a remand jail on the outskirts of Seoul on Monday.

    Lee was arrested early Friday morning on charges of corruption and abuse of power, and apparently asked to be questioned in the remand jail, where he would not be exposed to the public eye.

    Lee was widely expected to appear before prosecutors on Saturday, but prosecutors gave him time to prepare his defense.

    He is not being held incommunicado, unlike his successor Park Geun-hye, whose entire circle of friends and acquaintances was implicated in her corruption network.

    Prosecutors typically refuse to grant visitation rights to family members of defendants who are under suspicion of being accomplices. But Lee's son and daughter visited him on Saturday for 10 minutes each.

    The son, Lee Si-hyung, is also suspected of embezzling money from an automotive parts firm Lee senior is charged with owning by proxy, and the daughter, Lee Joo-yeon, is also suspected of benefiting from hundreds of millions of won in alleged bribes taken by her father.

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