South Korean Liberal Political Icon Found Dead amid Bribery Probe

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(From UPI)

A South Korean liberal party politician under investigation for bribery was found dead on Monday.

The body of Roh Hoe-chan, floor leader of the liberal Justice Party, was found Monday morning at an apartment complex in central Seoul, police said.

The police found a jacket with Roh’s wallet, identification card and a suicide note. Roh is believed to have jumped from a window on a stairway between the 17th and 18th floor of an apartment building.

In the note, Roh admitted to having received money from people related to a blogger named Druking, a central figure in the opinion rigging scandal, but said it had nothing to do with illicit political requests. Roh also wrote he’s sorry to his family.

Lee has been under an investigation over allegations that he accepted 50 million won ($44,000) in 2016 from figures related to a blogger known by the nickname Druking.

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