South Korea: Probe launched into allegations against top prosecutor’s wife over bribery and stock manipulation
06 Nov 2020

The prosecution has launched a probe into allegations that Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl’s wife was involved in bribery and stock manipulation cases, judicial sources said Thursday.

According to the sources, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office has assigned the cases to an anti-corruption investigation team to look into the allegations raised by Rep. Choe Kang-wook of the minor Open Democratic Party and a civic organization earlier this year.

Kim Keon-hee, the top prosecutor’s wife and CEO of Covana Contents, is accused of accepting bribes last year disguised as sponsorships to the art exhibition operator from companies that were under the prosecution’s probe.

She is also suspected of being involved in an alleged stock manipulation case in Deutsch Motors, a BMW dealing company here, and of buying stocks of its affiliate Deutsch Financial on preferential terms.

Read more at Yonhap News Agency

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