Go to Contents Go to Navigation

Opposition lawmaker indicted on charges of taking illegal political funds

All News 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)

(END)

Issue Keywords
Most Liked
Most Saved
Most Viewed More
HOME TOP
Send Feedback
How can we improve?
Thanks for your feedback!