Raid re­jected on pres­i­den­tial of­fice

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

A South Korean court re­jected a re­quest by the spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice to raid the pres­i­den­tial Blue House, Yon­hap News Agency said on Thurs­day, as part of a widen­ing in­flu­en­ceped­dling scan­dal that could top­ple Pres­i­dent Park Guen-hye. The spe­cial pros­e­cu­tion team in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cor­rup­tion scan­dal, which has also en­gulfed Sam­sung Group, South Korea’s largest con­glom­er­ate, said ear­lier it had asked the court to search the Blue House af­ter the pres­i­den­tial of­fice blocked a raid ear­lier this month.

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