SEOUL Jan 12 Samsung Group leader Jay
Y. Lee on Thursday arrived at the South Korean special
prosecutor's office for questioning over bribery suspicions as
part of a widening political scandal that may permanently unseat
President Park Geun-hye.
The prosecutors named Lee as a suspect in an investigation
into whether 30 billion won ($25.28 million) provided by Samsung
to a business and foundations backed by Park's friend, Choi
Soon-sil, were connected to a 2015 decision by the country's
national pension fund to support a controversial merger of two
"I am very sorry to the South Korean people," Lee told
reporters after arriving at the office.
(Reporting by Se Young Lee and Ju-min Park; Editing by Michael