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Ousted South Korean president Park to be summoned for questioning as suspect in corruption case

Ousted South Korean president Park to be summoned for questioning as suspect in corruption caseThe South Korean prosecutor's office would notify ousted president Park Geun-hye on Wednesday when she will be summoned and would not negotiate on the timing.

This is reported by Reuters.

The Constitutional Court dismissed Park from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote over an influence-peddling scandal that has shaken the political and business elite. Park has denied any wrongdoing.

She became the country's first democratically elected president to be removed from office.

Park left the Blue House presidential palace in Seoul on Sunday to return to her private home in the city as an ordinary citizen, stripped of her presidential immunity that has shielded her from prosecution.

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Park said through a spokesman that she felt sorry for not being to complete her term but added that the truth would come out, striking a defiant tone about the prospect of facing an investigation.

A special prosecution team had earlier accused Park of colluding with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, to pressure big businesses into contributing to foundations set up to support her policy and allowing her to exert influence on state affairs.

Park and Choi both denied wrongdoing and while she was president, Park declined to answer prosecutors' questions.
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