SEOUL A very long-time mate of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye is to be transferred to a diverse site to protect against her from coming into get in touch with with the detained chief, a prosecution official explained on Wednesday.
Choi Soon-sil, the mate at the middle of a corruption scandal that taken off Park from ability, is accused of conspiring with her to force significant firms to lead cash to foundations managed by Choi and choose bribes from the giant Samsung Group in exchange for favors.
Park and Choi are now locked in the women’s ward at the Seoul Detention Centre in the South Korean capital, but Choi will be moved to a diverse site.
“It (her transfer) will occur this week…The women’s block at the Seoul Detention Centre is not significant. Apparently the detention middle is having challenges to regulate,” a prosecution official informed reporters.
Park is becoming held in detention for up to 20 times when she is investigated and quite possibly indicted on fees that could imprison her for at minimum ten years.
Many others at the website include things like Samsung scion Jay Y.Lee, who is accused of supplying bribes to Park for corporate favors, as well as major presidential aides who have been charged or implicated in the scandal.
Park, Choi and Lee have denied any wrongdoing.
Prosecutors have explained they interrogated Park in the detention middle on Tuesday instead than summoning her, at her lawyer’s ask for, taking into consideration her safety and mental issue.
She is shelling out her time in a single cell that is a bit far more roomy than other folks.
Park will have an additional interrogation session at the middle on Thursday, the prosecution official included.
(Reporting by Ju-min Park Enhancing by Clarence Fernandez)