SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Prosecutors on Monday sought an arrest warrant for former President Lee Myung-bak accused of bribery and other charges.
Lee, president from 2008-2013, is suspected of taking about 11 billion won (US$10.3 million) in bribes from the state intelligence agency, businesses and others. He’s also accused of embezzlement and abuse of power.
If the warrant is issued, he will become the country’s fourth former president to be arrested on criminal charges.
Prosecutors questioned Lee for 21 hours on Wednesday and Thursday.
The chief of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office reported the results of the investigation to Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il on Friday.