North Korea threatened to impose the death penalty on the South's former president Park Geun-Hye over an alleged plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un.
The prosecutors who are investigating allegations of corruption, involving the country's President Park Geun-hye, sought the arrest of Jay Y. Lee on charges of bribery, embezzlement and perjury.
The special prosecutor has accused Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee of paying bribes totaling $36.70 million in a corruption scandal that last month led South Korea's parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
The former UN chief is expected to run for president in his home country. But after his relatives were charged with bribery, it may not be that easy as South Korea is still reeling from a corruption scandal involving the current leader.
People in South Korea are spending Christmas Eve protesting on the streets demanding impeached President Park Geun-hye to step down.
President Park Geun-hye ceded some of her executive powers in an attempt to regain public trust after a devastating corruption scandal.
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