It seems that South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into a political scandal around President Park Geun-hye. Reports are suggesting that the prosecutors have some proofs showing that Samsung gave money to the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, who is a close friend of the president.
Ms Choid is now accused of using their friendship in order to interfere in politics and ask for business donations. Samsung has already confirmed the raids to the BBC, but it didn’t want to add any comments. At the same time, President Park has apologized about her ties to Ms Choi, but it seems that she is now forced to resign.
It is good to know that this scandal has been in the South Korea for weeks already and prosecutors are now investigating the allegations that Samsung might gave €2.8m to a company that’s co-owned by Ms Choi and her daughter in order to bankroll the daughter’s equestrian training in Germany.
The prosecutors have already confirmed that they’ve raided the offices of the Korea Horse Affairs Association and Korea Equestrian Federation. Miss Choi was arrested a few days ago, on November 3, 2016, and she is being charged with abuse of power and fraud. In the past days, many South Koreans have protested in the capital Seoul, demanding President Park to resign.
We remind you that Ms Choi is the daughter of Choi Tae-min, a shadowy quasi-religious leader who was also linked to Ms Park’s father, the former President of South Korea. Proofs are showing that Ms Choi has pushed businesses to donate millions of dollars to some foundations that she controls, she picked president’s clothes and even helped choose presidential aides.
President Park has already changed the prime minster, dismissed several aides, but there are still a good amount of people who ask her resignation. Ms Park has become the first female president in South Korea back in December 2012, when she was elected in a close-run contest.