Prosecutors to Summon for Questioning Ex-Pres. Secretary for Civil Affairs

Prosecutors will summon for questioning former senior presidential civil affairs secretary Woo Byung-woo, who is suspected of misappropriating funds of his family company Jeonggang.

A special team of prosecutors investigating the case has notified Woo to appear for questioning and is coordinating a specific timetable for the interrogation.

The former presidential secretary allegedly used his family company funds to pay for entertainment and communication fees as well as to lease luxury cars. He is also suspected of using his influence to provide preferential treatment to his son while serving as a conscripted policeman.

Woo's wife, identified only by her surname Lee, faces allegations of violating the public servants' ethics law as she concealed the fact that she owns a plot of land near the Giheung Country Club in Gyeonggi Province.

Last Sunday, prosecutors summoned Lee for questioning and grilled her for some 14 hours.

Source: KBS World Radio