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Seoul: South Korean investigators raided the state-run National Pen­sion Service in a widening probe into a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye and large companies including Samsung.

A special prosecutor has been investigating whether Samsung bribed Park’s confidant Choi Soon-sil to win state approval for a controversial merger of two of its units.

Investigators also said they had sought an arrest warrant for Choi’s daughter Jeong Yu-ra, who is now at large in Europe. Jeong is accused of bribing her way into a college in Seoul.

Choi has been formally indicted on charges of abuse of power and coercion. — AFP

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