PROSECUTORS PUSH TO ARREST OUSTED PRESIDENT
seoul, south korea» South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power.
The move comes after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours last week over suspicions that she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and committed other wrongdoing when she was in office.
The Seoul prosecutors’ office said it asked a local court to issue an arrest warrant for Park. The Seoul Central District Court said it would hold a hearing Thursday to decide on the prosecutors’ request.
Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life four years after hit-and-run
B bangkok» It took just hours to find the Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a cop, dragged him along the road and sped away from the mangled body. Investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley and into the gated estate of one of Thailand’s richest families.
The prosecution of Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, however, has been delayed for close to five years. The times when Vorayuth has been called in on charges, he hasn’t shown up, claiming through his attorney that he was sick or out of the country on business. And while statutes of limitations run out on key charges this year, it’s been widely assumed that he’s hiding, possibly abroad, or living a quiet local life, only going out in disguise. He isn’t. Within weeks of the accident, The Associated Press has found, Vorayuth, then 27, was back to enjoying his family’s jet-set life, largely associated with the Red Bull brand, an energy drink company co-founded by his grandfather. He flies around the world on private Red Bull jets, cheers the company’s Formula One racing team from Red Bull’s VIP seats and keeps a black Porsche Carrera in London with custom license plates: B055 RBR. Boss Red Bull Racing.
Oil is in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir. The Dakota Access
pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it’s preparing to put the pipeline into service. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a brief court filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The announcement marks a significant development in the long battle over the project that will move North Dakota oil 1,172 miles through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois.
ICE: Rape suspect’s father arrested after immigration review B
jessup, md.» Immigration officials say the father of a high school student charged with raping a 14-yearold girl in a school bathroom in Maryland has been arrested after a review of his status in the United States.
According to media reports, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Monday that 43-year-old Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes was arrested Friday. She says a review of Sanchez-Reyes’ immigration history shows that he is in the United States illegally. Officials say SanchezReyes and his son, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez, are Guatemalans.
Henry Sanchez and 17-year-old Jose Montano were charged with raping a student at Rockville High School on March 16.
State Senate passes resolution to move Polk’s body B
nashville, tenn.» The Tennessee Senate has passed a resolution that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.
Polk and his wife, Sarah, are buried on the grounds of the state Capitol. The resolution would allow the bodies to be exhumed and moved about 50 miles south to Columbia to the grounds of the James K. Polk Home and Museum. It passed 20-6 on Monday.
The proposal has riled some folks in Tennessee, who think the move desecrates the body of the nation’s 11th president. Others believe the move would more appropriately honor the president who played a central role in helping expand the U.S. across the continent.