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South Korean prosecutor seeks extension for corruption investigation
February 16, 2017 / 5:59 AM / 10 months ago

South Korean prosecutor seeks extension for corruption investigation

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s special prosecution office said on Thursday it has asked for an extension for its investigation into a graft scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye, saying it will not be able to finish by the current February 28 deadline.

People march toward the Presidential Blue House during a protest demanding South Korean President Park Geun-hye's resignation in Seoul, South Korea, January 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files

The probe can be prolonged for 30 days upon consent from Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin and Cynthia Kim; Editing by Paul Tait

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