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Ex-Supreme Court chief to be summoned next week in power abuse scandal

All Headlines 11:26 January 04, 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Yonhap) -- Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae will be summoned next week as a suspect in a power abuse scandal also involving former officials of the top court, the prosecution said Friday.

Yang has been asked to appear for an interrogation next Friday, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said.

Prosecutors have been investigating allegations that Yang sought to use trials as bargaining chips in its dealings with the then Park Geun-hye government to achieve his long-envisioned plan of establishing a separate court of appeals.

If summoned, Yang will be the first former head of the Supreme Court to face prosecution questioning as a suspect.

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