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Ousted South Korea leader heads home after 22 hours at prosecution

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 07:17

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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun Hye left prosecutors' offices early on Wednesday after being questioned in an investigation into a corruption scandal that ended her presidency this month.

[SEOUL] Ousted South Korean President Park Geun Hye left prosecutors' offices early on Wednesday after being questioned in an investigation into a corruption scandal that ended her presidency this month.

Park did not respond to reporters' questions as she emerged from the building after nearly 22 hours and entered a waiting car to be driven to her private home.

Prosecutors questioned Park as a criminal suspect for the first time since the Constitutional Court on March 10 upheld her December impeachment by parliament.

Park is accused of colluding with a friend, Choi Soon Sil, to pressure big businesses to donate to two foundations set up to back the president's policy initiatives.

She has denied wrongdoing.

REUTERS

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