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Park questioned again, possibly for last time before indictment

All News 11:01 April 12, 2017

SEOUL, April 12 (Yonhap) -- Ousted President Park Geun-hye was questioned by prosecutors again on Wednesday as they prepare to wrap up the investigation into the corruption scandal that removed her from office.

Prosecutors arrived at a detention center south of Seoul, where Park is incarcerated, at 9:15 a.m. for the fifth questioning since she was put behind bars late last month.

Prosecutors have been interrogating Park at the detention center over a string of allegations including bribery, abuse of power, coercion and leaking government secrets.

Wednesday's inquiry could be the last of the country's former leader before prosecutors level formal charges against her.

Though prosecutors said they cannot confirm, observers say it is likely that they will indict Park later this week or early next week before the race for the May 9 presidential election goes into full swing with the launch of the official campaign period on Monday.

A vehicle carrying prosecutors arrives at a detention center south of Seoul on April 12, 2017, to grill former President Park Geun-hye over her corruption allegations for a fifth time. (Yonhap)

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