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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bribery Charge Set

SEOUL () -- South Korean prosecutors said Thursday that former president Chun Doo Hwan will be formally indicted on bribery charges on Friday, the second former head of state to be charged with corruption in as many months.


Chun would join his successor Roh Tae-woo, who was charged with corruption in early December. They already face mutiny charges over the 1979 coup that propelled Chun to power.


State radio said prosecutors had determined Chun amassed more than 500 billion won (now equivalent to about $631 million) during his 1980-88 term in office.