Official: Park’s Own Allegations Can be Issues

The prosecution has hinted that it would specify allegations surrounding President Park Geun-hye on its bills of indictment against Choi Soon-sil and others expected on Sunday.

An official at the prosecution's special investigation team probing the influence-peddling scandal said Friday that it will rely on witness testimonies and evidence secured thus far to assess if the president is alleged in a crime.

As its plan for questioning the president face-to-face has been thwarted, the official said Park is an important witness and that her possible involvement in a crime could be an issue although she is not ascertained as a suspect.

The prosecution said it could add personal corruption charges against Choi and other jailed suspects and that it will turn the case over for a trial around Sunday.

Source: KBS World Radio