POSCO CEO summoned by prosecutors as Choi Soon-sil investigation expands


The CEO of Korea’s largest steelmaker, POSCO, is set to be questioned by prosecutors on Friday evening over his alleged involvement with Choi Soon-sil and the sale of an advertisement subsidiary. Kwon Oh-joon is the first chief of a major conglomerate to be summoned over matters relating to Choi, President Park Geun-hye’s former confidante and the women at the heart of the power abuse scandal.

Prosecutors are looking into the sale of the advertising arm, after the ad agency that bought it is said to have come under pressure from one of Choi’s associates, Cha Eun-taek, to hand over its shares. Cha is already in custody over further allegations of colluding with Choi to use her connections with President Park to extort money from other Korean businesses. An arrest warrant is expected to be approved later today.



국내 최대 철강기업 포스코 회장이 금요일 저녁 최순실 게이트 및 광고업체 매각에 연루된 혐의로 검찰의 조사를 받을 예정입니다. 권오준 회장은 박근혜 대통령의 오랜 친구이자 국정농단사건 중심에 선 최 씨와 관련해 대기업 총수로서는 처음으로 검찰에 소환되었습니다.

검찰 측은 광고 업체 매각과 관련해 광고사 매각 후 지분을 넘기라는 최 씨의 측근인 차은택의 압력이 있는지에 대해 조사하고 있습니다. 차 씨는 박 대통령과의 친분을 이용해 최 씨와 공모해 다른 한국 기업으로부터 돈을 갈취하는 등의 혐의로 이미 구금되었습니다. 체포영장은 오늘 늦게 발부될 예정입니다.




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