Prosecutors have secured testimony that Hyundai Motor Group bribed eight incumbent lawmakers of then ruling liberal Uri Party in 2006 while its chairman was on trial on bribery charges, according to prosecution sources Saturday. The central investigative unit of the Supreme Public Prosecutors’ Office confirmed Saturday that Kim Dong-jin, a former Hyundai Motor vice chairman, told investigators he bribed young lawmakers of the Uri Party, then ruling party of the late President Roh Moo-hyun, in late 2006. The prosecutors’ elite unit has been investigating Lee Hwa-young, former lawmaker of the Uri Party, for taking bribes from Jeil Savings Bank. The savings bank was suspended last year by the financial watchdog for illegal and lax management.
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