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South Korea prosecutors say President Park was accomplice in corruption scandal

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    SEOUL South Korean prosecutors said on Sunday they had formally indicted a friend of President Park Geun-hye and a former senior aide in a corruption scandal engulfing her administration.

    Choi Soon-sil, Park's friend at the center of a leadership crisis, and a former presidential aide, An Chong-bum, are charged with abuse of power in pressuring conglomerates to contribute funds to foundations at the center of the scandal, Lee Young-ryeol, head of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, said.

    Lee said his team believed Park had an accomplice role in the case and would continue to investigate her.

    (Reporting by Ju-min Park and Jack Kim; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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