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State prosecutors raid company run by presidential aide's relations

All Headlines 09:49 August 29, 2016

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- State prosecutors on Monday raided a real estate company, run by the family of a presidential aide who has been embroiled in a set of corruption allegations, investigators said.

The prosecutors raided the office of the firm in southern Seoul and confiscated computer hard discs and various documents as part of their probe into Woo Byung-woo, senior presidential secretary for civil affairs.

The investigation by a special task force opened after Lee Seok-su, a special inspector who checked corruption allegations involving Woo, filed a petition on Aug. 18, seeking a formal investigation.

Woo has been accused of misconduct in regards to the family firm as well as using his position to get his son posted to an easy job as a policeman during his mandatory military service.


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