The Supreme Prosecutors’ Office has sought an arrest warrant against a former Democratic Party lawmaker on suspicion of receiving bribes to pardon his fellow lawmaker. Tensions are mounting within the major opposition Democratic United Party ahead of the April 11 legislative elections, with rising speculation that more DUP lawmakers might have been involved in the bribery allegation. According to the prosecution, Park Yang-su, 74, a former DP lawmaker, received bribes worth 30 million won ($26,690) in July 2010 from relatives and family members of Jeong Kuk-kyo, a former DP lawmaker who was in jail at the time. Park was allegedly asked to lobby government officials to grant special amnesty to Jeong.
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