Police have arrested the niece of Choi Soon-sil, the longtime friend of President Park at the center of influence-peddling allegation.
Prosecutors say Jang Si-ho was taken into custody Friday on an arrest warrant issued in connection to the scandal investigation.
Jang is suspected of embezzling funds from the Korea Winter Sports Elite Center which she owns.
The allegations are part of a much broader scandal in which Choi is accused of using sports organizations as fronts for amassing personal wealth.
Source: KBS World Radio