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Opposition lawmaker indicted on charges of taking illegal political funds

All Headlines 15:35 December 11, 2017

CHANGWON, South Korea, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors indicted an opposition lawmaker Monday for allegedly accepting illegal political funds ahead of last year's general elections, officials said.

Rep. Um Yong-soo of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party is charged with colluding with one of his regional aides and receiving 200 million won (US$183,208) in illegal political funds from a regional campaign office chief in April last year ahead of parliametary elections later that month.

Um has denied the charges.

If convicted and sentenced to a 1 million won fine or heavier penalties, Um will lose his National Assembly seat.

Rep. Um Yong-soo of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (Yonhap file photo)

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