A weekly magazine reported Tuesday that former Korea Communications Commission Chairman Choi See-joong attempted to bribe pro-Lee Myung-bak lawmakers in 2008. Choi denies all allegations, saying that he has no knowledge of the matter. Choi is a close confidant of the president and has been dubbed his political mentor. He served as the chief of the KCC since its launch in 2008 until this sudden resignation on Jan. 27. According to the report, Choi gave 35 million won ($31,000) to three pro-Lee lawmakers before Chuseok, in 2008, all of which was returned to Choi.
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