South Korea's prime minister offers to quit amid political scandal

April 20, 2015 5:15 PM

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South Korea's prime minister offers to quit amid political scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's prime minister, who has denied an allegation that he took illegal funds from a businessman who committed suicide, has offered to resign, Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday.

In a scandal that threatens to weaken President Park Geun-hye, Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo has denied he received 30 million won ($27,000) in campaign funds from businessman Sung Wan-jong. Sung was found earlier this month hanging by his necktie from a tree while under investigation for fraud and bri...

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