Former S.Korean president 'took bribes'

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will be questioned about bribery accusations.
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will be questioned about bribery accusations.

South Korean prosecutors have called former President Lee Myung-bak to appear for questioning next week over allegations he took bribes from politicians and businessmen while in office, a senior prosecutor says.

The prosecution has been carrying out an investigation into the allegations, summoning Lee's family and confidants and raiding their homes and offices.

The prosecution asked Lee to turn up at the prosecutors' office on March 14 to be questioned as a suspect, the senior prosecutor told reporters on Tuesday.

Australian Associated Press