Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
Madhyamam
    keyboard_arrow_down
    Login
    exit_to_app
    Why the outcry after installing Apps?
    access_time 2021-01-25T16:46:01+05:30
    Two mind-sets: one here,  the other there
    access_time 2021-01-20T13:57:46+05:30
    What is Halal? Market strategies and controversy
    access_time 2021-01-19T15:54:19+05:30
    Arnabs chats cannot be ignored
    access_time 2021-01-18T11:33:12+05:30
    DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
    exit_to_app
    Homechevron_rightWorldchevron_rightChoi paid for former...

    Choi paid for former S. Korean President Park's cosmetic treatment, probe claims

    text_fields
    bookmark_border
    Choi paid for former S. Korean President Parks cosmetic treatment, probe claims
    cancel

    Seoul: Choi Soon-sil, the 'South Korean Rasputin' paid for her close friend and former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to go under the knife was revealed by a parliamentary committee on Wednesday.

    The committee was investigating the former President's corruption scandal.

    Choi allegedly paid $936,360 to an anti-aging treatment clinic in Seoul between 2011 and 2014 for 27 services provided to Park Geun-hye, committee member Hwang Young-cheul said, Efe news reported.

    These transactions provide new evidence into the relationship between Park and Choi, a bizarre plot of extortion and influence peddling that led Parliament to remove Park from office, Hwang told South Korean news agency Yonhap.

    The bills received by the parliamentary committee include a total of 29 treatments paid for by Choi and her sister, Choi Soon-deuk.

    They signed the bills with pseudonyms such as "VIP," "President Park" and "Blue," an allusion to the Blue House -- a name given to the South Korean presidential office.

    Among these bills are 27 prescribed services for Park herself, such as blood tests and personalised anti-aging treatments, according to the committee.

    It also noted that Choi's sister paid another $911,000 of their total cost.

    "The prescription by proxy to help Park receive shots, and having Choi pay for them could be problematic," said Hwang, one of the ruling party's former deputies who was critical of the President.

    Choi was currently in prison, accused of meddling in state affairs despite not holding any official position, besides extorting large sums of money from Korean companies and appropriating part of it for personal use.

    Show Full Article
    TAGS:
    Next Story