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Police raid university in corruption probe

All Headlines 11:14 July 10, 2018

INCHEON, July 10 (Yonhap) -- Police raided a university west of Seoul on Tuesday as part of a probe into allegations that its management committed irregularities in the hiring of professors and embezzled operating funds.

Investigators from the white collar unit of the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency searched the premises of Kyung-In Women's University in Incheon, including the offices of Honorary President Kim Gil-ja and the administration, to obtain evidence related to the suspected crime.

Police are investigating allegations that Kim, former university president, siphoned off the university's operating expenses and unfairly recruited professors, among other suspicions.

The probe was launched after the Ministry of Education demanded the university's corporate body, following its inquiry in April, dismiss Kim, as well as incumbent President Rhu Hwa-sun, for engaging in multiple instances of misconduct.

Police said the current investigation is focused on allegations linked to Kim and will expand to target others involved.

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