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(LEAD) State prosecutors raid company run by presidential aide's relations

All Headlines 10:10 August 29, 2016

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SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- State prosecutors on Monday raided a real estate company, run by the wife of a presidential aide, and a branch of the Seoul police as part of their probe into corruption allegations involving a presidential aide, investigators said.

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

They then raided an office of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.

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.

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

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