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Former South Korean president refuses questioning under detention

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Staff Writer | March 26, 2018
Lee Myung-bak
Asia   Investigators suspect...

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak refused to be questioned on Monday when prosecutors visited the Seoul Eastern Detention Center where he is currently being held over a string of corruption charges.

According to the prosecutors, the ex-leader turned them away when they arrived at the detention facility at around 2 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Lee's legal team conveyed his refusal to be questioned to the prosecution, saying it was difficult to expect a fair investigation, Chosun Ilbo reported.

Still, prosecutors said visited the detention center in the afternoon, as planned. However, they left at around 3:20 p.m. after failing to gain his cooperation.

The 76-year-old was taken into custody early Thursday, after a Seoul court issued an arrest warrant over 12 charges including bribery, embezzlement and abuse-of-power.

Investigators suspect that the former conservative leader embezzled more than $32 million through auto parts company DAS which he is believed to secretly own.

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