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South Korea's Acting Justice Minister Resigns over Rasputin Scam

SEOUL - South Korea's acting justice minister resigned Friday owing to an internal investigation in his ministry over alleged negligence in connection with a suspect in the Rasputin corruption scandal.

Lee Chang-jae became the acting head of the justice ministry in November 2016, after the-then Justice Minister Kim Hyun-woong stepped down over the massive corruption scandal that rocked the country for months and led to the impeachment of ex-president Park Geun-hye.

Lee's announcement comes a day after new President Moon Jae-in ordered an internal probe into the justice and the Attorney General's Office, over suspected bribes paid by top justice official, Ahn Tae-geun, to stop prosecutors from arresting former presidential secretary Woo Byung-woo.

Ahn had also resigned from his post on Thursday.

Woo, who was the ex-president's secretary for civil affairs, will be soon tried on charges that include negligence for allowing Choi Soon-sil - Park's close friend - to meddle in matters of the State.

However, Woo is one of the few suspects in the corruption scandal, who was not taken into preventive custody despite two attempts by the prosecution.

In March, the high-profile scandal had prompted the impeachment of Park, who is now in custody and is awaiting trial for allegedly conniving with Choi to create the influence-peddling racket.

It also led to the first early elections in the history of democratic South Korea.
 

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